The Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Kayode Aderanti, yesterday said he had deployed policemen and resources in Ikotun-Igando area, over the alleged robbers’ threat to the community.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Aderanti was reacting to a media report on a letter purportedly sent to residents around College Bus Stop, Ikotun Road, Igando-Lagos, that they would come and attack them.
The report said that robbers had sent a letter to the community, requesting them to prepare to give them valuable, huge Christmas gifts as they planned to visit the community.
The Police boss, however, told NAN that even though the command believed the letter was a rumour, it had deployed its men to the community for ’round the clock’surveillance.
“Within the past 24 hours, what we are doing in that area is unprecedented. I have deployed men and resources to that area.
“We have been able to stop that rumour, to me it is a rumour,” Aderanti said.
He assured the residents to stay calm and go about their daily activities, adding that the surveillance in the area would continue.
Aderanti advised criminals to stay away from Lagos State, stressing that the police would not leave any stone unturned to fight crime.
The CP, however, solicited the support of residents in the area for information to enable the command perform its duties more effectively. (NAN)