Since that traumatic #EpeSix kidnap experience, parents have been worried about the safety of their kids in Lagos schools.

But the Lagos state government has also been working on how to prevent further students kidnap and the Joint Tactic Squad is what they have sent to the rescue.

The Joint Tactic Squad comprises different security agencies and their job is to heighten safety of schools in the outskirts, riverine and other vulnerable areas.

Mr Imohimi Edgal, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos said this while briefing newsmen after the state’s monthly Security Council Meeting chaired by Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode.

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“The Council deliberated extensively about security of all our Model Colleges and other schools that are situated in vulnerable areas.

“I have taken a tour of all the Model Colleges; all lapses observed have been noted by the Council and the governor has given instruction that all those lapses be taken care of immediately.

“We now have Joint Tactic Guards of both the police and the military in all Model schools to heighten security,” he said.

The CP said the Council also resolved to increase police presence across the state, especially now that the ‘Ember’ months had set in.

“We have noticed heightened security across the state; there is high visibility of police and other security presence across the state.

“We can recall that most of the bridges are being cleared. This effort is geared towards displacing hoodlums who might want to use such areas as hideouts.

“The Council has approved the resuscitation of the Joint Inter-Agency Raids Committee that will take care of raids on areas that are designated as black spots where criminals hibernate, such as uncompleted buildings, markets, among others.

“It also approved partnership with the informal policing sector in all neighborhood across the state to stop the trend of residential robberies,” he said.

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