Lagos okada ban: Police set for show of force as riders plan to cause violence
Ahead of the enforcement of the ban on okada operations in Lagos state, the state’s police command has reacted to fears over Okada riders’ plan to disrupt social and commercial activities in the state.
The okada riders reportedly threatened to protest the embargo on the use of motorcycles within six local government areas of the state.
The state’s police public relations officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, on Monday, May 30, stated that the state’s commissioner of police, Abiodun Alabi, has deployed human, material and operational resources to forestall a breakdown of law and order.
Hundeyin noted that a carefully drafted security architecture, resulting from a detailed crime mapping of the state, has been put into place.
“In addition, all area commanders, divisional police officers and tactical commanders have been placed on red alert towards any eventuality,” he added.
Meanwhile, a show of force has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 31, and the convoy will move from the police headquarters in Ikeja, according to reports.