Ambode vows to drive militants out of Lagos

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 Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right), with Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr. Idris Kpotun Ibrahim during the I.G's visit to the Governor at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Wednesday.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right), with Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr. Idris Kpotun Ibrahim during the I.G’s visit to the Governor at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Wednesday.

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday vowed that he is ready to shutdown some locations hibernating militants in a bid to drive out militants and vandals out of Lagos.

The governor spoke when the Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris paid him a visit at the State House, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

Ambode commended the police and other security agencies for waging war against militants and vandals in the state, saying that whatever it would take, the state government was ready to stamp out militants and vandals out of the state.

“I want to let you know that whatever it is that we have done in the last 14 months for security agencies in Lagos State, most especially Nigeria police, we will sustain and also enhance whatever that support it is. I want to use this platform to commend the police and other security agencies on our fight against the militants and the vandals that we have embarked on this ‘Operation Awase’ in the last one week.

“I have just been briefed this morning on the impact of what has been done. We need to sustain and also ensure that these people don’t ever go back to the creeks. On our part as a government, whatever it will take to drive the militants and vandals off Lagos, we are going to do it; if it means shutting down some locations where they seem to be hibernating in terms of any commercial trade, we will do it and make sure that we guarantee the lives of our people.

“And whatever it is in terms of financial support to security agencies to sustain the …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper