Kidnappings: LASG sets up squad to protect schools

The Lagos State Government has set up a ‘ Joint Tactic Squad’ comprising members of all security agencies to boost security around model colleges and schools in the riverine and other vulnerable areas of the state .
Briefing journalists after the monthly Security Council meeting chaired by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode , and attended by commanders of security formations in the state , the Commissioner of Police , Edgal Imohimi , added that the government resolved to fully enforce the state traffic law prohibiting operation of commercial motorcyclists (okada riders ) in certain routes .
Imohimi said in the past few weeks , a lot of efforts had been put in place to fortify security in schools in riverine areas and model colleges.
He said, “ A tour of all the model colleges has been undertaken and all lapses have been observed . The governor has ordered that the lapses should be taken care of immediately . We now have Joint Tactic Squad, comprising both the police and the military in all model schools .
“ We also talked about the influx of commercial motorcycle operators . The council has resolved to enforce the Lagos State Road Traffic Law prohibiting their operations in certain parts of the state . ”
Imohimi said the council had approved the resuscitation of the Joint Inter - Agency Raids Committee that would coordinate raids on areas where criminals had their hideouts.
He said those involved in the murder of the winner of the 2007 Gulder Ultimate Search , Hector Jobateh , had been arrested , including the principal suspect who fired the shot that killed the victim , saying they would soon be charged to court .