Police, military partner to clear Ogun, Lagos waterways ahead of yuletide
In his bid to get Lagos and Ogun States rid of kidnappers and criminals, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command, Abdulmajid Ali, has partnered the millitary, particularly the Nigerian Navy, for the clearing of the waterways in the two states.
It will be recalled that the governments of Lagos and Ogun States have taken the bull by the horn to clear the waterways of shanties and bushes to pave the way for adequate patrol and smooth navigation of the affected communities along the riverine areas to suppress the activities of the kidnappers and militants who have been terrorising the people of the two states.
Ali, after proper consultations with the police high command and relevant agencies, has deployed police teams, including the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Zonal Intervention Squad and Zonal Anti kidnapping Team of Zone 2, Lagos to partake in the special operation for its effectiveness.
Ali also urged the people of the concerned areas to support the police and the military in the operation that will checkmate the excesses of the hoodlums and the kidnappers within the zone during and beyond the yuletide period.
The AIG Zone 2 therefore assured the affected communities and the general public of safety and effective policing of the areas as his command will leave no stone unturned to tackle kidnapping and other violent crimes in Lagos and Ogun States.
In another development, Ali has dissociated himself from a publication in one of the Nigerian newspapers dated Novmber 1, 2016, titled: “Protest Greets Police Postings,” where the reporter distorted facts and misconceptualised issues concerning the recent postings of senior officers in the police, including himself.
The publication, which condemned the leadership of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and accused him of bias, favouritism and witch hunting, was said to be baseless and uncalled for since the posting of officers and men is a normal routine in the police and it is inevitable.
Ali stressed that the reporter has shown ignorance and malice in his publication as contained in one of its paragraphs, which he quoted: “That the IGP has flooded strategic commands and units with his kinsmen from Niger State.”
Ali said this is absurd because he is from the same Niger State as Idris.
The police boss condemned the publication that he said was meant to damage his reputation before the Office of the Inspector-General of Police and the general public.
He urged the public to disregard the publication and support the IGP in his effort to reposition the Nigeria Police Force, which he said is fundamental to Nigeria’s national development.