Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday warned that the state will not tolerate criminality from any quarters. He spoke after yesterday’s rescue of the Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary schoolgirls kidnapped in Ikorodu last Monday.
The Governor, who addressed reporters at the Government House in Alausa, said: “Let me warn that the State Government will not tolerate kidnapping or any forms of crime in the state. Our position is clear and unambiguous; Lagos State has the capacity and the will to go after every form of crime and criminality in order to safeguard lives and property in the state.”
He expressed relief and excitement at the rescue of the girls by security operatives. “The Lagos State Police Command, the Department of State Service and members of the Armed Forces worked tirelessly round the clock in the last six days to secure the release of the children. I thank them for a good job.