Imohimi Edgal, Lagos State acting Commissioner of Police, has on Tuesday assured residents and visitors of safety during the yuletide.
In a statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer SP Chike Godwin Oti, the commissioner urged residents to be vigilant and celebrate moderately during the festive period.
He restated that additional batches of arms police officers would be deployed in all volatile areas in the state to ensure safety.
Edgal also warned that the command would not tolerate lawlessness or any act that may conflict with peaceful conduct in the state.
“The CP commends the support from the State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, as well as the cooperation that the police has been receiving so far from other security agencies including the Neighbourhood Safety Corps.
“The CP also expressed satisfaction with the cooperation that the command has been receiving from both the State Government and corporate and religious institutions especially during the organisation of major outdoor functions like The Experience concert and the Lagos Street Carnival which successes underscored the capacity of security, traffic management and emergency rescue operative machinery in the State and the commendable model of social and religious tolerance in the State,” the statement said.
While assuring of maximum security during the One Lagos Fiesta and other events slated throughout December, Edgal said that all emergency numbers would be fully operational in ensuring a crime-free celebration.