Govt will Protect you from ‘One million Boys’ bandits – Police assures Lagos residents


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Sequel to the alleged circulation of letters conveying robbery threat by a criminal group called One million boys in some parts of Lagos, many residents have been living in fear for their lives and safety of their properties.

It is in this vein that Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu assured residents of their safety saying the bandits would be neutralized in joint task operations involving DSS, Navy and the Nigerian Air Force.

CP Odumosu urged Lagos residents to sleep with their eyes closed knowing police will protect them from bandits and robbers looking to exploit the lockdown order to carry out their nefarious activities.

He said:

“Today, we have come out in full show of force to give you assurance that there’s nothing like ‘One Million Boys’; they are criminals. Be assured that Government is out to protect you. The police are out there to guarantee your safety and we are doing this in conjunction with soldiers, Navy, Air Force and Department of State Services (DSS) operatives.

“So, we are asking you not to panic. Go about your lawful engagements. When it is time for you to sleep, you should sleep without nurturing the fear that some faceless criminal gangs will come and attack you. Faceless people are sending letters around only to put fears in your mind. We will respond swiftly to any attack and we shall be patrolling round the State.”

The Commissioner of Police gave out the emergency numbers in the event of robbery or banditry attacks.

The numbers are: 09010512385, 09010512286, 09010512287 and 09010512288.

Asking the residents to refrain from jungle justice and setting fire to Car tyres, Odumosu admonished residents such acts pose a great health risk to children and the invalid.

He reiterated that residents should not panic as security operatives will be carrying out land and air surveillance to ensure Lagosians are safe from banditry attacks.


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