Ahead of the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations, Police formations in Lagos State are set to embark on a ‘Show of Force’ between 6am and 9pm on Thursday to demonstrate the command’s crime-fighting ability.
Imohimi Edgal, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos ordered the operation, stating that the Show of Force is meant to assure Lagosians of the readiness of the police to provide adequate security during the celebrations.
SP Chike Oti, the command’s spokesman, said in a statement that the Show of Force was designed to send a clear warning to anyone trying to engage in any criminal act.
He said, “The police, at the forefront of internal security in the state, with the active collaboration of sister agencies, will give no room for evil and anti-social acts.
“Members of the public are advised not to panic when they see the policemen marching through their streets with their security assets as the operation is not to cause fear or intimidation.
Edigal was quoted as saying that “Any inconvenience caused by this operation is not intended. Therefore, we seek the understanding and cooperation of Lagosians while the activity lasts”
June 15 and 18 had been declared as public holidays by the Federal Government to mark the end of Ramadan fast.