The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr
Kayode Aderanti, on Thursday said he had
deployed policemen and resources in the
Ikotun-Igando area over the alleged threat by
robbers to the community.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that
Aderanti was reacting to a report by PUNCH
Metro on a letter purportedly sent by armed
robbers to residents around College Bus Stop,
Ikotun Road, Igando, that they would attack
The report said that robbers had sent a letter
to the community, requesting them to prepare
for them (robbers) hefty Christmas gifts.
The police boss, however, told NAN that even
though the command believed the letter was a
rumour, it had deployed its men in the
community for “round the clock” surveillance.
“Within the past 24 hours, what we are doing
in that area is unprecedented. I have deployed
men and resources in that area.
“To me, it is a rumour,” Aderanti said.
He advised the residents to stay calm and go
about their daily activities, adding that police
surveillance in the area would continue.
Aderanti advised criminals to stay away from
Lagos State, stressing that the police would not
leave any stone unturned to fight crime.
The CP, however, solicited the support of
residents for information to enable the
command perform its duties more effectively.