The Chairman, Badagry West LCDA, Mr Joseph Gbenu, has warned residents of the area to refrain from unnecessary movements during the 8 p.m to 6 a.m. curfew imposed by the government.
Gbenu gave the warning on Saturday at a security meeting and inauguration of a Security Joint Task Force to monitor compliance with the COVID-19 curfew in the area.
He said that the Joint Security Task Force on COVID-19 would be headed by Air Commodore Morakinyo Akiode of the Nigeria Air Force Base in Badagry.
“Henceforth, anybody caught wandering aimlessly within the town after 8 p.m. will be arrested and prosecuted by the task force.
“I urge everyone to stay at home and avoid unnecessary movement from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. as directed by the Federal Government,” Gbenu said.
He said that the meeting had allowed the team to critically discuss issues as it related to security and resolve complaints emanating from different communities.
The council chairman said that the meeting also deliberated on complaints of motorists and other road users on the issue of proliferation of security checkpoints on Badagry roads.
Also speaking, the Chairman of Badagry Local Government, Mr Olusegun Onilude, decried the proliferation of checkpoints at Aroko-Iyafin before the Gbaji bridge in Badagry.
Onilude, who was represented by his Vice Chairman, Mr Andrew Akoteme, said that the proliferation of checkpoints in the area had resulted in the extortion of motorists.
He lauded the initiative of the security chiefs to rid the Badagry highway of Illegal checkpoints.
Onilude urged all security personnel to synergize and intensify their efforts towards ensuring a peaceful relationship in the city.
“I am convinced that we are capable, but we need to do more, we want peace for our people, and we trust that God will not disappoint us,” said Onilude.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Joint Local Security Committee immediately went on physical inspection to Aroko-Iyafin police checkpoints, where necessary adjustments were made on the spot.
NAN reports that in attendance at the meeting were representatives of Nigeria Police Force, The Nigeria Army, The Nigeria Navy, The DSS, The Nigeria Airforce, Nigerian Legion.
Others were Nigeria Customs Service, Police Border Patrol, Nigeria Civil Defence and Lagos Neighborhood Safety Corps.