Why kidnappings, other vices are on the increase – Police

By Ifeanyi Okolie

LAGOS — The police in Lagos State, weekend, said they have identified reasons why kidnapping and other vices have been on the increase in the state, vowing to curb them soon.

Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the Area A Command, Mr Imohin Edgal, while delivering a lecture on the challenges of community policing in tackling kidnapping, assured residents of the command’s efforts in  adopting and exploring new measures in curtailing and preventing kidnappings within the state.

According to him, “we want residents, expatriate and diplomats in the state to know that the police are doing all they could in ensuring that they are safe. As you all know, the police are not resting, we have been able to identify some of the major elements that propel these crimes and we are strategizing in preventing them.

“We know there is a high rate of poverty in the country and a lot of intelligent and educated youths are jobless which makes them valuable recruits for crime. But the police are taking the fight to a new level.”

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