Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode
“Our appeal goes to every school, housing estates, religious houses, markets, shopping complexes, hotels and restaurants and sporting arena to take issues of security and personal safety more serious,” he said. He said the state government was confident in the combined efforts of DSS, Police and other security agencies to keep the state free of terror attacks and stamp out robbery and other crimes. Ayorinde said that influx of people to the state had put unprecedented pressure on road infrastructure, traffic management and burden on housing and hospitals all across the state. The statement quoted Ayorinde as saying that the Police and other security agencies have intensified efforts to rid the state of hoodlums, armed robbers and suspected terrorists. The commissioner said that the state government would not relent in its constitutional duty to ensure safety of lives and property throughout the state. The commissioner reiterated the commitment of the state government to rid the state of hoodlums and miscreants operating in the state. The Lagos State Government has urged residents to remain calm and be vigilant, in view of some security challenges confronting the state. Ayorinde said that the Department of State Services (DSS) had arrested 45 suspected Boko Haram members, who allegedly planned to attack Dolphin Estate in Ikoyi area of the state. Ayorinde further implored them to promptly report suspicious persons or unusual gathering to government and security agencies for action. “Due to the economic hardship being experienced all over the country, Lagos State has become the prime destination for several thousands of people who throng in, daily, with no plan to return,” he said.