Lagos orders Ikorodu residents to move about with identity cards

The Lagos State Police Command in conjunction with members of the Oodua People’s Congress and vigilante groups have been combing the area for the members of the notorious Badoo group, who have been terrorizing the area in recent months. Lagos State Police Command has arrested over 138 in the last three days and efforts to apprehend more members have been made.

The Lagos State Police Command has told residents of the Ikorodu area of the State to henceforth move around with identification cards.

According to the spokesman of the Command, Olarinde Famous-Cole, the order is with immediate effect. The Command said this has become compulsory because of the operations it intends to carry out in the area in the coming days.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Famous-Cole said: “The Lagos state police command would like to inform members of the public especially residents in Ikorodu and environs, that from henceforth everybody moving around that part of the state, residents, students or workers should always have on them a valid form of identification.

“This has become important and necessary because of the series of police operations lined up in the area by the Lagos state police command led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations.

“The Lagos state police command is deeply concerned about the criminal activities in the area which is not only unlawful but also affecting the integrity of the state.

“The planned police operations demands residents to carry on them a valid form of identification which will be verified, in order not to be restricted or face apprehension as adequate security arrangements have been put in place for the safety of every Nigerian throughout the state by the police and other security agencies.

“This order takes immediate effect from the 4th of July 2017.”

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