The Lagos State chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has warned Boko Haram and any other purveyor of violence to steer clear of Lagos or get crushed by the will of the peace loving people of Lagos. The party said it is issuing this warning in the light of recent security uncovering of a hideout, where militant groups were stockpiling arms and planning a possible attack on Lagos.
In a release in Lagos signed by the Lagos State Publicity Secretary of the ACN, Joe Igbokwe, the party said Lagos as Nigeria’s last refuge from the security crisis ravaging the nation, had the full capacity to defend itself from unprovoked attack from any criminal group. It therefore warned perpetrators of violence to stay off Lagos or be ready to face the wrath and firepower of Lagos State. “We were rudely awakened by the recent discovery of a hideout in Ijora, being used by terrorists and criminal elements as a pad for a possible assault on Lagos.
We believe this is an affront to Lagos and would be met with the necessary force it deserves. We want to serve notice to Boko Haram or any other insurgent group that Lagos is fully prepared security wise to deal with any assault and that we will not refrain from enforcing the peace and tranquility that reigns in Lagos at present, as other parts of the country grapple with worsening security challenges. “Lagos ACN recognizes the fact that Lagos has become a haven for all Nigerians fleeing all manners of security problems in their respective states and that this is a result of careful planning and deliberate investment in security.”
We recognise that as Boko Haram chase people out of the North, Lagos State has risen to the challenge of providing impregnable security to the many Nigerians under its tent and we will not tolerate any deliberate attempt to challenge that status. Lagos remains a no go area for Boko Haram, armed robbers, kidnappers and all other forms of criminals, who are bent on denting the sparkling security credential the Lagos State Government has painstakingly earned in recent times.” Lagos ACN.