CP Odumosu summons commanders for operational strategies to fortify Lagos police formations,  prisons against possible attacks

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Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, in a bid to to fortifying security in and around police formations and Correctional Centres, has summoned the Area Commanders, Mobile Police Commanders and Commanders of the Tactical Operational Units of the command.The summon was to deliberate and review operational strategies of the command towards forestalling any attacks in the state.

The meeting was held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at the Conference Hall, command headquarters, Ikeja.

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In attendance were the Deputy Commissioners of Police, Operations, Administration and State CID, Panti, Yaba, respectively, the 14 Area Commanders, Police Mobile Force Commanders, Commanders of Rapid Response Squad and Taskforce, Commanders of the Special Squad and Strike Team and the State Intelligence Bureau of the command.

According to the police spokesman in the state, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Wednesday, April 7, the Commissioner of Police engaged the senior police officers in an interactive session to assess and brainstorm on having better security structures in the state, and to prevent any attacks on police formations, correctional centre and vulnerable places within the state.

The PPRO said that 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, among others.

He added that the police boss gave clear directives to the full implementation and enforcement of the strategies put in place, to achieve the goals of effective security of the state generally.

Also, in furtherance of his plans to forestal any form of attacks in the state, the Commissioner of Police played host to the Controller of Correctional Service in the state, Mr Francis Adebisi, in his ikeja office on Wednesday.

During deliberation on securing the major Correctional Centres, Odumosu promised the Controller of sustaining the deployment of mobile policemen to the Correctional Centres.

The state police boss also promised to partner with the Correctional Service and other stakeholders to improve on the Criminal Justice System in Lagos State.

In his remarks, the Correctional Service Controller commended the efforts of the police commissioner towards providing adequate security for all and sundry, and promoting sustainable synergy among security agencies in the state.

He also praised the police boss for his sterling leadership qualities in piloting the affairs of the police command.

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