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SHOW OF FORCE IN LAGOS STATE IN READINESS FOR 2019 ELECTION


In preparation for the forth coming general elections, the police and other sister security agencies carried out friendly show of force.

 The operation was divided into five groups, while the commissioner of police, CP Imohimin Edgal led one group, some Area commanders of police, civil defence and army led other groups to different major roads in Lagos. 


According to CP Edgal, the show of force was soft enlightenment by the security agencies in Lagos State on their preparedness for the elections.


"This is a friendly show of force in preparation for the general elections. This is to show to lagosians that they can depend on security agencies in Lagos for their safety during, after and before elections. 


"We are showing to the public that we are ready for the elections. It is not only the police that would provide security, but other security, including army, civil defence, Lagos Neighborhood safety Corps and others are in collaboration for this exercise. 


"We have about 2,350 officers participating in this friendly show of force including other securiy agencies.


"This is aimed at reassuring Lagosians of the command's ability to adequately secure them before, during and after the election.


"We are assuring Lagosians that we will exhibit the highest level of professionalism as this exercise will continue so as to assure Lagosians of a peaceful election.


"This is also to showcase our ability not only on land but air. We are utilizing 6 gunboats and in partnership with the Airforce while Rapid Response Squad (RRS) also use the choppers for aerial surveillance." he said.

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