Lagosians Beware! Gov Sanwo-Olu Has Welcomed Operation Crocodile Smile To Lagos

The governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday welcomed “Operation Crocodile Smile IV” by the Nigerian Army, saying the exercise is a right move towards ensuring peace and security in the South-West and South-South regions during the festive season.

He spoke during the flag-off ceremony of the Nigeria Army’s 81 Division exercise Crocodile Smile IV for Lagos and Ogun States, which held at Takwa Bay, Lagos. The governor assured the Nigerian Army of his administration’s continued support as it engages in intensive security duties in the state, he also urged the citizens to be security conscious.

The governor was represented by his Deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, and also commended Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff, for his “thoughtfulness and strategic foresight”, which brought about the idea of the exercise.

“From antecedents, the security issues prevalent in the yuletide are not lost on any of us as men of the underworld tend to perpetrate criminal acts during this period. We cannot thank you enough for your efforts and sacrifices for the resilience and determination towards providing security in Lagos State, and other states across the country including the Federal Capital Territory.”

The governor advised residents to “see something and say something. The Police and other security personnel are not magicians and they don’t look at any oracle, they listen to information. It is for all of us to conduct ourselves and just be our neighbours’ keeper.”

He further affirmed that the beaches around Lagos, which are a beehive of activities, will remain safe with such security activities as the one planned and executed by the Nigerian army.

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