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LASTMA Cracks Down on Illegal Garages, Sanctions 52 Commercial Vehicles in Lagos




In a bid to ensure seamless traffic flow in Lagos, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has clamped down on illegal garages and indiscriminate parking in the Obalende and Iyana-Oworonsoki areas of the state.


The operation, led by LASTMA’s Director of Operations, Peter Gbegemede, resulted in the sanctioning of 52 commercial vehicles.


According to the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Sola Giwa, the drivers of these vehicles had been warned repeatedly before the enforcement operation commenced.

Giwa emphasized that the government has zero tolerance for indiscriminate parking and any impediments to free traffic flow, and vowed that the operations will continue.


The Special Adviser expressed concern over the disruptive activities of commercial bus operators, which cause significant traffic issues for innocent motorists.


He urged motorists to take ownership of the roads and report any broken-down or abandoned trailers or trucks to LASTMA via their hotlines: 08100565860, 08129928490, 08129928515, and 08129928593.


This crackdown is part of the government’s efforts to ensure smooth traffic flow during the festive season and beyond.


With the sanctioning of 52 commercial vehicles, LASTMA is sending a strong message that illegal garages and indiscriminate parking will no longer be tolerated in Lagos.


NSCDC Anambra State Command Strengthens Intelligence Gathering to Combat Crime



The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Anambra State Command has intensified its intelligence gathering efforts to further reduce crime levels within the state.


The State Commandant, Comdt. Maku Olatunde, met with intelligence officers from the 21 local governments to strategize on proactive measures to gather critical information and stay ahead of criminal elements.


The meeting emphasized the importance of intelligence gathering in preventing and combating crime, with Comdt. Maku charging officers to be vigilant, proactive, and innovative in their approach.


He noted that effective intelligence gathering is crucial to preventing and combating crime, and called for enhanced collaboration with other security agencies, stakeholders, and the public to bridge the intelligence gap.


The Head of Intelligence and Investigation Department, Assistant Commandant Amadi Marcel, stated that the renewed focus on intelligence gathering will further reduce crime levels and ensure a safer and more secure environment for citizens and residents.


The meeting discussed ways to enhance collaboration with other security agencies and stakeholders to ensure a seamless flow of information and a united front against crime.

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So-Safe Corps Boosts Security in Ogun, Trains Over 600 Personnel to Combat Insecurity



The Ogun State Community, Social Orientation and Safety Corps (So-Safe Corps) has trained over 600 personnel to enhance the state’s security system and tackle insecurity, kidnapping, banditry, and ritualistic crimes.


The three-week training, which ended on Tuesday in Ilaro, Ogun State, aimed to equip personnel with the necessary knowledge and skills to combat modern security challenges.


The training featured lectures on various topics, including effective community policing, cybercrime, peacekeeping, crime prevention, and physical training exercises.


So-Safe Corps State Commander, Dr. Soji Ganzallo, praised the personnel for their discipline and sacrifice, assuring that the corps will continue to train its personnel to meet the new standards of the security system.

He noted that the training was to prepare personnel for the forthcoming election and to make them combat-ready to face any challenges.


The Hon. Commissioner, Ogun State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftiancy Affairs, Hon. Ganiyu Hamzat, represented by Mrs. Bose Olaniyan, commended the organizers of the training and urged the officers to apply the acquired skills to their day-to-day activities as security actors in the state.


The training was held in conjunction with the Nigeria Police Force, Ogun State Command, and featured dignitaries such as Bishop A.P Olaitan, Chairman So-Safe Marshal, and Alhaji Shuaib Aro.

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Akwa Ibom Police Command Records Operational Breakthroughs, Arrests Suspects for Various Crimes



The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has recorded significant operational breakthroughs in the fight against crime, with the arrest of suspects for various offenses, including kidnapping, rape, vandalism, armed robbery, and child trafficking.


According to the Commissioner of Police, CP Waheed Ayilara, the command has adopted new strategies to combat evolving crimes and criminalities, yielding positive results.

“We have adopted new strategies in fighting evolving crimes and criminalities in order to ensure that Akwa Ibom State is stable and remains one of the most peaceful states in the country,” CP Ayilara said during a press briefing on Monday.


The CP highlighted several operational breakthroughs, including the arrest of a suspected kidnapper, recovery of firearms, arrest of a suspected rapist, and arrest of suspects for vandalism and stealing.

He also mentioned the arrest of suspected vandals responsible for vandalizing electric transformers and communication masts, as well as the arrest of suspected armed robbery syndicates.

CP Ayilara appreciated the government, sister security agencies, and the public for their support and timely information, which led to the achievements.


“The Command looks forward to a more formidable collaboration from all as we strive to keep Akwa Ibom State safer and more peaceful. If you see something, say something and the Police will immediately do something,” he added.

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