Hakeem Odumosu, the Lagos state commissioner of police on Wednesday disclosed that the command received intelligence on plans by criminals to attack churches and mosques.

While assuring residents that the police have taken steps to ensure no such thing happens in the state, Odumosu further disclosed that the intelligence came from Abuja.

According to the police chief, the police have already identified vulnerable areas and have made adequate deployment to forestall any issue.

Odumosu said;

“The intelligence report came out and specifically said that churches and mosques are targets of the attacks. We are working on that, everyone should be rest assured that there is adequate security and they go about their lawful businesses without fear. 

On efforts to ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols, Odumosu reiterated that all recreational centres remained closed, adding that the command had held meetings with various clubs and social groups to suspend all end of year activities.”

He also disclosed that the command arrested 18 suspects at Romeo and Juliet Night Club in Ejigbo for disobeying government order.

The commissioner added;

“If it is not compulsory to go out, please remain at your house moreover gatherings of whatever kind has been banned. Parents should entertain their children at home. Beaches and all recreational facilities have been closed. We must all do what we can to prevent further spread of COVID-19.”

Those arrested include  Samuel Jombo, 46, Chibuke Agbo, 40, Tony Azubike, 38, Loveth Nwankwo, 32. They were reportedly drinking and clubbing around 11:30pm on December 22, despite the ban placed on club houses.