- Some residents of Lagos state have explained why the presence of police is important on the roads
- The residents begged the officers of the police to return to major roads within the state to prevent break down of law and order
- Some hoodlums under the guise of EndSARS had burnt some police stations across the state
In spite of the protests against the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) across the state, residents of Lagos have appealed to the police to return to their duty posts to ensure the safety of lives and property.
The Nation reports that Lagosians made the plea on Tuesday, October 27, on social media platforms.
Legit.ng gathered that the residents said the police have deserted major roads within the state, adding that their absence has increased the cases of looting of private shops by the hoodlums.
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According to the report, Lagosians reminded the police that it was their job to protect lives and property, urging them to forget the ugly incidents that happened in the state in the last few days.
Some of the residents who spoke to the newspaper decried the activities of armed hoodlums who have taken over major roads and streets since the police retreated.
Others were said to have lamented the lawlessness of motorists, especially commercial drivers, who park indiscriminately or drive against the traffic.
A resident, Sulaimon Alamutu described PWD, a bus stop along the Agege motor road, as a complete mess following the absence of law enforcement officers.
“Imagine people taking one way from Obalende to Ogudu on Monday morning."
The report also added that a woman, Safiya Musa, in an open letter to the police on Facebook, apologised on behalf of Nigerians who demonised the service and grouped all operatives in the ‘bad eggs’ basket.
“Dear Nigeria Police Force, please we apologise on behalf of Nigerians who demonised you. They put everyone in the ‘bad eggs’ basket, and for this we say sorry.
“Now we know how important you guys are, and we’ve realised that not all of you are bad. Please stop being angry and help protect lives and property, while you get rid of the bad eggs among you. We know many of you have low morale at the moment, but please think of Nigeria.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that some hoodlums in Lagos on Tuesday, October 27, vandalised public property in the Mile 2 area of the state.
It was reported that the miscreants were seen with machetes, looting shops around the area as the violence spread to Owode axis along the Ikorodu.
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