Nigeria: Kidnapping - Lagos Deploys Policemen in Schools

The Lagos State Police Command has deployed a yet-to-be-ascertained number of policemen to tighten security around both primary and secondary schools in the metropolis.

It says the deployment is to prevent abduction of school children in any part of the state.

The deployment may not be un-connected to the increasing cases of kidnapping of school children in some states in the North.

Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, at a press conference held on Monday at the command Headquarters, Ikeja, explained that those in boarding schools would begin to witness increasing number of policemen around their schools.

Odumosu, who also allayed fear of any attacks, assured parents that the deployment was a proactive step. The Lagos police boss, who also warned those in the business of kidnapping to stay away from the state, insisted that anyone or groups arrested over their alleged involvement in abduction in any part of the state would be made to face the wrath of the law.

Though, Odumosu did not mention any kidnapping case in Lagos area, he promised to keep members of the public informed on the latest developments.

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