Military intensifies patrol across Lagos

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Governor Akinwunmi with members of State Executive Council and military officers during a visit to Owutu, Ikorodu (File picture)

The military yesterday began intensified patrol of Computer Village, Ikeja and other strategic areas in Lagos.

This may not be unconnected with militants threat to bomb some areas of the state before or during the Sallah break. It was learnt that armed soldiers were drafted from 9 Brigade to Computer Village following the statement of the Department of State Service (DSS) that some people have been arrested over the plot to bomb the place.

Men of the Operation MESA and the anti-terrorism squad were seen patrolling other parts of the state.

The Nation gathered that operatives of the Operation AWATSE have also been directed to intensify their surveillance of Ikorodu, Arepo as well as Shagamu to prevent hoodlums from wreaking havoc.

Lagos State Police Commissioner Fatai Owoseni summoned an emergency meeting following intelligence report of an attempt to bomb Lagos. The outcome of the meeting which was allegedly attended by military chiefs in the state necessitated the increased security presence.

When contacted, the Brigade’s spokesperson Major Oyegoke Gbadamosi said the soldiers were simply carrying out routine patrol.

“It is not that they have taken over Computer Village or any area. We have just intensified patrol across the state and computer village is under our area of responsibility and so, we cannot allow anything happen there,” he said.

THE NATION

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