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The Lagos State Police Command rejects a viral social media advisory


The Lagos State Police Command has refuted a widely circulated social media advisory suggesting a rise in kidnappings along the Gbagada Expressway. This clarification was issued in a statement by SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the command's spokesperson, on Monday. Hundeyin emphasized that the Lagos State Police Command did not release such a security warning and labeled the claim as unfounded.


Nevertheless, Hundeyin acknowledged the Command's awareness of the concerns highlighted in the advisory. As a response, the Commissioner of Police for the Lagos State Command, CP Adegoke Fayoade, has directed a comprehensive reassessment of the security strategy across the region. This initiative involves the Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and Area Commanders and aims to prevent potential kidnapping incidents.


Nigeria Updates reports that this enhanced security plan will undergo continuous evaluation and adjustments to maintain the highest level of safety for commuters, local residents, and all citizens of Lagos State. Consequently, CP Fayoade reassures the public, encouraging Lagos residents to conduct their daily activities confidently and without fear of disturbance or threat.


In addition, the public is encouraged to stay vigilant and report any unusual or suspicious activities. They can do so by visiting the nearest police station or contacting the Lagos State Police Command Control Room at 08065154338, 08063299264, or 09129229576. The Lagos State Police Command remains committed to ensuring the safety and security of all individuals within the state, employing a proactive approach to address and mitigate any security challenges.

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