As the security situation in the country worsens with rising cases of kidnappings and killings, the Lekki Estates Residents and Stakeholders Association has alerted residents of the area to be vigilant as they go about their lawful activities.
LERSA, which is an association of “over 80 estates and communities” in the area, also urged the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to hasten his planned ban of all passenger motorcycles, especially within the Lekki axis.
This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday and co-signed by Olorogun Emadoye and Gbemi Adelekan, President and Secretary General of the association respectively.
The statement directed to residents and stakeholders in the Lekki area was titled, ‘Re: Update On The State Of Security Affairs Across The Lekki Corridor’.
The statement read, “The Association has received various calls from residents expressing deep concern on the general insecurity in the Lekki axis.
“While acknowledging the efforts of the Police in trying to maintain peace and security, the Association is calling on the Government and the Security authorities for a broader and stern response to the activities of various criminals in the community and the State in general.
“In the light of the security challenges, we wish to commend the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on the planned ban of Okada in the state. We believe that such a policy, if effectively implemented will reduce insecurity to a reasonable extent.
“We also wish to call on the Nigeria Police to declare a total war on people roaming the streets with dangerous weapons to curb the indiscriminate activities of some criminals.
“The Association wishes to admonish residents to take extra precautions against kidnappings following news of deteriorating security in the country.” (Punch)