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The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has reiterated his Command’s commitment to policing the Lagos Waterways in a bid to improve coastal security and protect the lives and property of residents in the State.

Speaking on Tuesday during the security assessment tour to Tarkwa Bay, Ilashe, Igbologun and other riverine areas suspected to be hideouts for criminal elements, CP Odumosu added that the exercise was part of his determined efforts to make the State safe for all law-abiding citizens and a no-go area for criminals.

He explained that the impromptu working tour was informed by the need to further fortify the waterways following recent incidents of kidnapping, assuring residents that in addition to providing robust security on the mainland, policing the waterways would remain his additional priority.      

CP Odumosu, therefore, warned criminals infiltrating the State, through the waterways, to commit heinous crimes to have a change of heart or be prepared to meet their waterloo, saying “No part of the State will be used as a sanctuary for criminal elements”. 

The Commissioner of Police, who was accompanied on the tour by senior Police Officers from the Marine Police Unit and other tactical Commanders for a show of force during the security assessment, also used the opportunity to inspect Police operational facilities in the area with a view to repositioning them for optimal performance.

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