The Lagos State Government on Friday reassured residents of its ability to combat all forms of crime within the State just as it reaffirmed its commitment to prompt response to all crime incidents reported by residents to the various security agencies. Special Adviser to the Governor on Communities and Communication, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, made this known at the monthly Interactive session themed ‘Securing our Communities’ organized by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs for Community Development Committees (CDCs), Neighbourhood Watch, Community Development Associations with other relevant Stakeholders and held at Ikorodu Division of the State.
Bamigbetan urged residents not to hide any vital information on crimes from security agencies saying that “information gathering is an integral part of securing the environment as it is fuel on which both offensive and defensive operations are based. ”If proactive information intelligence is not provided to security agencies about a threat, the threat will eventually manifest,’’ he said.
He emphasized that the State Government has marshaled enough equipment and resources, human and material, to wipe out criminality in the entire State and is exploring ways to foster a structured relationship with all informal Security Agencies with a vision to holistically and collectively combat crime in the State.