THE police in Lagos State are not taking the threat by some militants that they would bomb the Third Mainland Bridge with kid gloves, as motorised and marine patrol has been intensified around the bridge.
Lagos Metro gathered that the state police boss, Fatai Owoseni, reportedly directed a 24-hour surveillance around the bridge.
The spokesperson of the state police command, Dolapo Badmos, also confirmed to Lagos Metro that the state police command was not treating the threat with kids gloves.
Badmos told Lagos Metro that “we are beefing up security. The command is not treating the threat with kid gloves.”
She added that “the command has put strategies in place to ensure the continuous safety of the entire Lagos State.”
A senior police officer, who spoke with Lagos Metro under condition of anonymity, also said the police were on their toes.
“Yes, we have increased motorised patrol on the Third Mainland Bridge and some adjoining bridges on the instruction of the CP,” the police source said.
The police chief also added that “the marine police has also been mandated to ensure that officers from the unit maintain a 24-hour control of the waterway around the Third Mainland Bridge.”