Kidnapping: Be Vigilant, Lekki Alerts Residents, Calls For Okada Ban

Because the safety scenario within the nation worsens with rising instances of kidnappings and killings, the Lekki Estates Residents and Stakeholders Affiliation has alerted residents of the world to be vigilant as they go about their lawful actions.

LERSA, which is an affiliation of “over 80 estates and communities” within the space, additionally urged the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to hasten his deliberate ban of all passenger bikes, particularly throughout the Lekki axis.

This was contained in an announcement issued on Wednesday and co-signed by Olorogun Emadoye and Gbemi Adelekan, President and Secretary Normal of the affiliation respectively.

The assertion directed to residents and stakeholders within the Lekki space was titled, ‘Re: Replace On The State Of Safety Affairs Throughout The Lekki Hall’.

The assertion learn, “The Affiliation has acquired numerous calls from residents expressing deep concern on the final insecurity within the Lekki axis.

“Whereas acknowledging the efforts of the Police in making an attempt to keep up peace and safety, the Affiliation is looking on the Authorities and the Safety authorities for a broader and stern response to the actions of assorted criminals locally and the State typically.

“Within the mild of the safety challenges, we want to commend the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on the deliberate ban of Okada within the state. We consider that such a coverage, if successfully carried out will cut back insecurity to an affordable extent.

“We additionally want to name on the Nigeria Police to declare a complete battle on folks roaming the streets with harmful weapons to curb the indiscriminate actions of some criminals.

“The Affiliation needs to admonish residents to take further precautions in opposition to kidnappings following information of deteriorating safety within the nation.”

LERSA, subsequently, suggested residents to:

“Be observant, watchful and guarantee that you’re not being adopted. For those who suspect unusual motion, drive to the closest Police Station.

“Hold the discussions of your monetary dealings away from strangers particularly whereas in public locations or whereas speaking in your cellphones. At all times hold a low profile.

“Hold automobile doorways locked and home windows rolled up, particularly in visitors jams or visitors lights.

“Don’t use ATM Machine at distant places at night time to keep away from robbers and kidnappers.

“Don’t cease to assist strangers on the street, particularly at night time except you’re positive.

“Train precaution when strolling at night time. Don’t jog at night time, for those who can keep away from it.

“Make sure that you report any safety incident to the Police. Be a buddy to the Police.”

The Affiliation additionally mentioned it will search viewers with the state authorities and the Lagos State Police Command to debate the safety challenges throughout the axis.

In the meantime, the Police Public Relations Officer within the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, has mentioned the Command would difficulty an announcement on the newest happenings inside Lekki.