Following the spike in ritual related killings and the uneasiness in Ikorodu community in the last few weeks, the Lagos State Police Command has issued a public notice advising residents on the measures to take while moving around the area.
In a statement signed by the Police public relations officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, and obtained by InsideMainland, the Command advised residents, students and workers around the area to always wear a valid form of identification.
“The Lagos State Police Command would like to inform members of the public especially residents in ikorodu and environs,that from henceforth everybody moving around that part of the state, residents, students or workers should always have on them a valid form of identification,” the statement read in parts.
ASP Olarinde continued that “this has become important and necessary because of the series of Police operations lined up in the area by the Lagos state police command led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations.
“The Lagos state police command is deeply concerned about the criminal activities in the area which is not only unlawful but also affecting the integrity of the state.”
While stating that the notice takes immediate effect, the Police diclosed that “the planned police operations demands residents to carry on them a valid form of identification which will be verified, in order not to be restricted or face apprehension as adequate security arrangements have been put in place for the safety of every Nigerian throughout the state by the police and other security agencies.”
Recall that there are claims that victims and arrests relating to the Badoo killings have involved a large number of innocent individuals.