Lagos Has The Capacity To Go After Every Form Of Crime, Says Ambode After Ikorodu Girls Are Rescued

Akinwunmi AmbodeWith the successful rescue of the three girls kidnapped last Monday in Lagos State, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has assured that his administration has the will and capacity to fight all forms of crime and criminality in the nation’s commercial nerve centre.
Addressing a press briefing on the safe rescue of the girls abducted by suspected criminals from the Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary School in Ikorodu, Ambode warned that the state government will leave no stone unturned to crackdown on all forms of crime in the state.
“Let me warn that the State Government will not tolerate kidnapping or any forms of crime in the State. Our position is clear and unambiguous, Lagos state has the capacity and the will to go after every form of crime and criminality in order to safeguard lives and property in the state”, the governor stated.
He expressed relief and excitement at the rescue of the girls by security operates in the early hours of Sunday, just as he commended the efforts of security operatives who led the rescue efforts.
“The Lagos State police Command, the Department of State Security and members of the Armed forces worked tirelessly round the clock in the last six days to secure the release of the children. I thank them for a good job.
“The three girls have been safely re-united with their families and the Government wishes to assure Lagosians that their security is top priority and it will not relent in ensuring that Lagos remains safe and secure”, he said.
Governor Ambode said one of the suspected kidnappers and a kingpin – one Emmanuel Arigidi, was arrested during the operation by security operatives to release the abducted children.
“As our daughters are re-united with their mothers and other members of their families, I would like to seize this opportunity to wish all mothers in Lagos State and Nigeria at large a happy Mothers’ Day”, he said.