The Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the immediate demolition of buildings used by pipeline vandals in Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
The buildings were discovered to have been used by the displaced vandals to siphon fuel from ruptured pipes in the past.
While carrying out an on-the-spot assessment of the Ishawo creeks yesterday, the acting police chief ordered his lieutenants to demolish all the buildings used by the hoodlums with immediate effect.
Mr. Idris said he had come to Ikorodu to assure residents of the volatile Ishawo and Arepo community, in Lagos and Ogun states of the police commitment to provide adequate security in the areas.
He also used the occasion of the visit to plead with fleeing residents in Arepo and Ikorodu to return home as the Police and sister agencies were on the ground to protect lives and property.
While addressing policemen and other security operatives deployed in the area, Idris said, “I am here on behalf on the security agencies. I have come to see things for myself and also to appreciate the officers and men of other security agencies that have been doing so much to curtail the activities of militants and vandals. I am assuring you of our support. And I will also ensure that more marine policemen are deployed to this area”.