Incessant Jail Break: Police put officers on ‘red alert’ in Lagos

By Francis Etuko

Abuja (Precise Post) – As a result of the recent attacks on the facilities of the and Correctional Services in Imo, the , Hakeem Odumosu, has put police officers in Lagos on “red alert.”

This was contained in a statement released on Wednesday by Muyiwa Adejobi, the Lagos police spokesperson.

Mr Adejobi, a chief superintendent of police, said Area commanders, Mobile Police Commanders and Tactical Operational units were summoned by the police boss “to deliberate and review operational strategies of the command towards forestalling any attacks in the state.”

According to the official, the police boss also met with the Controller of Correctional Service , Francis Adebisi, on Wednesday, to discuss tactics to prevent attacks on police and correctional facilities in the state.

“The , , CP Hakeem Odumosu, in a bid to be proactive to (in) fortifying in and around Police formations and Correctional Centres in , has summoned the Area Commanders, Mobile Police Commanders and Commanders of the Tactical Operational Units of the command to deliberate and review operational strategies of the command towards forestalling any attacks in the state.

“The meeting that was held on Tuesday 6th April, 2021, in the Conference Hall, State Headquarters, Ikeja, had in attendance the Deputy Commissioners of Police, Operations, Administration and State CID, Panti respectively, the fourteen (14) Area Commanders, Police Mobile Force Commanders, Commanders of Rapid Response and Taskforce, Commanders of the Special and Strike Team and the State Intelligence Bureau of the command.

Lagos meets with Controller of Correctional Service in Lagos.
Lagos Commissioner of Police meets with Controller of Correctional Service in Lagos.
“The Commissioner of Police engaged them in an interactive session to assess and brainstorm on having better structures in the state and to prevent any attacks on police formations, and places within Lagos State,” the statement reads.

Mr Adejobi said the meeting agreed on many strategies to be adopted including robust intelligence gathering, surveillance, sectorising the state for easy policing, constant patrol and deployment of personnel to strategic places and multi agency collaboration amongst others.

He added that the police boss promised the Controller to sustain the deployment of mobile police to correctional facilities in the state.

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