Following rumours making the round over plans by terror groups operating under the platform of the Boko Haram and its breakaway faction, Jama’atu Ansaral Muslimana Fi Biladis –Sudan to launch attack on Lagos, the state government has implored the residents to ignore the threats.
The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy Mr. Lateef Ibirogba and the Commissioner for Environment Mr. Tunji Bello, who addressed newsmen shortly after monitoring the February edition of the monthly sanitation exercise, yesterday, said the government had put measures in place to ensure the protection of life and properties.
To this end, the commissioners who practically led a team of their personnel to comb under bridges and hidden places in Surulere local government of filth and suspicious materials said the state government and security agencies are working on security reports available to them.
According to Ibirogba,” I will say categorically that Lagos is safe, Lagosians should not entertain any fear. We have done all we are supposed to do for Lasgosians to live safely. I want to just tell them to go about their normal duties without entertaining any fear.
“The idea of Boko Haram coming to attack Lagos is nothing to scare anybody. This is a proactive government and Lagosians have confidence in their government. Lagos is home to everybody and I don’t think anybody in his right frame of mind will want to extend act of terrorism or violence to Lagos. No matter how you look at it, people have one interest or the other in Lagos”.