The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 2 (Lagos and Ogun), Mr. Adamu Ibrahim, has assured the public especially parents of the kidnapped students of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla-Epe that their wards will soon return.
Ibrahim, who spoke to correspondents on Monday after a meeting with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at Lagos House in Ikeja, said security agencies were working tirelessly to ensure the return of the students and reunite them with their families.
He vowed that the police in Lagos and Ogun Commands were battle ready and have been alerted to make the zone too hot for criminal elements to carry out their nefarious activities, adding that the police would build on the success of the arrest of the notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike otherwise known as Evans, and hunt down other criminal elements.
In his words, “Security measures are not discussed publicly but what I will tell you is that we are taking all necessary measures to ensure that Lagos is free of crime and criminals. We will rid all these criminals out of this zone.
“So, I will like to send a word to criminals to leave Zone 2 otherwise we will not relent until the zone is completely rid of all these criminals.
“You are aware Evans has already been arrested and he is the most wanted criminal who is into kidnapping. Others too, if they don’t leave this Zone, they will also be arrested,” Ibrahim vowed.
The police boss, however, commended Lagos State Government especially Governor Ambode for efforts at improving the security architecture in the State.