The Lagos State Government has urged citizens in the state to remain calm and very security conscious as the Police and other security agencies have intensified efforts to rid the state of hoodlums, armed robbers and suspected terrorists.
Speaking of the background of the arrest by the Department of State Services of 45 suspected Boko Haram members who allegedly planned to attack Dolphin Estate in Ikoyi, the State government expressed confidence in the combined efforts of DSS, Police and other security agencies to keep the state free of terror attacks and stamp out robberies and violent crimes.
In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, the state government vowed not to relent in its constitutional duty to ensure safety of lives and property throughout the length and breadth of the state.
Ayorinde said the current reality is that times have changed and the need to urge every citizen to be more security conscious is now paramount.
Due to the economic hardship being experienced all over the country with many states and private business owners battling with payments of salaries and wages, Lagos State has become the prime destination for several thousands of people who now throng the daily with no plan to return, because they believe this is the state where economic succor is available.