LAGOS – The Yaba Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos State on Sunday advised Nigerians to serve as their own watchdogs against insecurity and terrorist acts.
Mr Jide Jimoh, the council Chairman, gave the advice in a statement in Lagos.
Jimoh emphasised the need for citizens to complement the efforts of security agencies to stop evil acts in the society.
“Security agencies cannot handle the task alone, they need the assistance of the people to end this evil acts of insurgency,’’ he said.
“People should always be alert and work together to protect their neighbourhood from crimes.
“I call on residents to work out activities that can enhance relationships between members because the Federal Government alone cannot guarantee safety,’’ Jimoh said.
The statement further quoted the chairman as saying that the abduction of the Chibok school girls was the more reason why people must serve as their own watchdogs.
Over 230 girls of Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, Borno, were abducted on April 14 by insurgents.
The abduction of the innocent school girls has attracted both national and international sympathy leading to pledges by developed countries to assist Nigeria to free the girls from their abductors. (NAN)