By Adepote Arowojobe
Ikorodu (Lagos State) – The chairman of Ikorodu Local Government, Mr Wasiu Adesina, on Monday said that the council would collaborate with other security agencies to tackle security challenges during the Yuletide in the area.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the council’s secretariat in Ikorodu that it would be collaborating with the Nigeria Police, the Nigeria Army, Onyabo Vigilante Group and the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC).
“The primary objective of the local government is to protect the lives and properties of residents and citizens in their local government.
“The men and officers from those security outfits will embark on joint security patrol to curb insecurity and provide security for people who will be transacting one form of business or the other during the period.
“Any suspect apprehended will be handed over to the law enforcement agency for necessary prosecution,” Adesina said.
The chairman also appealed to the indigenes of the local government in the Diaspora to come and celebrate the Yuletide at home with their beloved ones.
He said that measures had been put in place to checkmate insecurity in the council area.
“We have put in place measures to protect lives and properties so that both the people at home and from the Diaspora will not live in fear or in anxiety,” he said.
He, however, warned youths to be peaceful and desist from crimes that could land them in trouble.
He said that the council had identified the black spots for the patrol team to comb, adding that anyone caught would be prosecuted and serve as a deterrent to others.
“The management of the local government will disseminate information to the monarchs, religious, political, community and opinion leaders on the decision to have a joint-security patrol n the council areas during the Yuletide.
“Security is everybody’s duty,” he said.