The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, has debunked claims that the state has been placed under partial lockdown.
He made the remarks while speaking to The Punch, adding that the policemen deployed to man the entry and exit points of the state were to beef security in the state.
Recall, that some publications had quoted the Lagos Police Commissioner that some parts of the state have been placed on partial lockdown due to attack threats by unknown gunmen.
Dispelling the reports, Alabi said the policemen deployed in the exit and entry points of the state were only detailed to engage in stop-and-search enforcement.
He said the move was part of the command’s proactive measures to protect lives and property through the provision of adequate security in the state.
Alabi said, “It is just stop-and-search which is just preventive measures. It is just proactive and preventive measures because of the prevailing security situation in the country.
“We were advised to put in place preventive and proactive measures, so, partial lockdown where, we are just doing our normal stop-and-search to prevent crime, and it is at the entry and exit points and not that Lagos State is on partial lockdown.
“Where is a partial lockdown? is there anything like partial lockdown? it is just stop and search as preventive measures.”