Lagos Mainland residents who own firearms should reconsider carrying the object around or displaying it in public as security operatives Lagos State Police Command now have a shoot at sight order on anybody found brandishing arms with intent to kill or maim.
The decision was reached at a recent Town Hall Security/Police stakeholders meeting held in Area A on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.
At the meeting, security issues around the State were discussed with keen attention on the safety of lives and properties in the state.
It was resolved at the meeting that all Police Patrol vans would now be used as mobile police stations where citizens can lodge their immediate and urgent complaints to security operatives. The move according to the Police is to save time and allow for quick resolution of situations that needs urgent Police presence.
Also, it was resolved that all uncompleted and abandoned buildings on the Lagos Mainland and other parts of the State will be routinely raided pending when the state government will take action on such buildings. Likewise no one is allowed to sleep in any market henceforth.
See all of the resolutions at the meeting below.
- All area commander will liase with various community leaders to form a non-arms bearing vigilante groups and 3 armed Policemen will be attached to each vigilante group for night duty patrol.
- All uncompleted and abandoned buildings will be routinely raided pending when the state government will take action on such buildings. Likewise no one is allowed to sleep in the market henceforth. Special mention goes to Sura Market.
- The Police now have shoot-at-sight order on any body found brandishing arms with intent to kill or maim.
- All DPO’s and Area Commanders should make themselves available for citizens complaints.
- All Police Patrol vans are now mobile police stations and citizens can lodge their immediate and urgent complaints to them, so as to save time and arrest such situations that need urgent police presence.
- A Citizens Complaint Centre has been created to report any genuine complain about the police and the New Commissioner of Police released 10 mobile numbers of the complaints centre so that citizens can report any erring officers or Police Station – 08067945296; 08063025274; 08063104759; 08113615350; 08113683077; 08096283148; 08096283173; 08089781657; 08126404930; 08081426895.