LAGOS SET TO DEMOLISH STRUCTURES AROUND IJEGUN OIL PIPELINES TO WAGE WAR AGAINST VANDALS.
Written by tobi adejare on August 4, 2019
REPORT BY YEMISI DADA
Lagos is all set to adopt new security measures that will tighten the noose on criminals engaging in pipeline vandalism and kidnapping in the State.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made this known to newsmen at the weekend, after a meeting behind close door with the commanders of all security formations in the state.
The meeting was to review the strategy being adopted to strengthen security across the state with a target at crimes around the waterways and valuable government assets in the state.
Governor Sanwo-Olu specifically said there would be renewed security assault against oil thieves and those aiding pipeline vandalism.
The new measure, the Governor said, would lead to demolition of some residential buildings and structures built close to oil pipes to protect the lives of innocent residents.
The Governor hinted that aerial security surveillance would be deployed to communities hosting the oil pipelines, which will reveal connivance between vandals and dwellers in the areas.
He stated that some properties had been identified as criminals’ hideouts and will be demolished during the operation.
Our Correspondent Yemisi Dada reports that Security chiefs at the meeting included the Commander, 651 Base Services Group, Ikeja, Air Commodore Sunday Makinde; Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, Lagos Police Command, Mr. Alli Muhammed; Commander of 9 Brigade, Brigadier-General Etsu Indagi and Commander, Nigeria Navy Ship (NNS) Beecroft, Apapa, Commodore Ibrahim Aliyu.