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Arson: Lagos CP assures Ladipo Auto Market traders of security

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Idowu Owohunwa, has assured traders at the Ladipo Auto Market, Mushin, and other markets in the state of adequate security.

Mr Owohunwa made the promise on Friday when he visited Ladipo Auto Market to meet with the leadership of the market and have firsthand assessment of the place.

The CP, who was received by the leadership of the market led by the President-General, Ladipo International Market, Jude Nwankwo, said that more uniform and plain clothes officers had already been deployed to the market and others in the state.

He urged them to be peaceful and law abiding, and never to take laws into their hands.

The police boss said more attention of the command has now be drawn to markets in the state, calling on the traders to always give timely, useful information about strange movement and gathering to the police.

The President-General of the market, Jude Nwankwo, appreciated the CP for the visit.

Mr Nwankwo also commended him for his concern and proactiveness to the security of the traders and businesses at Ladipo market.

He appreciated the CP for his deployment of more police officers to the market, stressing that such security presence had boosted the traders and customers confidence at the biggest auto spare parts market in West Africa.

The traders also commended the Area Commander Zone D, Mushin and the Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) in charge of the area for their professionalism.

Recall that millions of naira worth of goods were on Wednesday destroyed by unidentified arsonists, who invaded Akere Motor Parts and Allied Dealers Market in the Olodi-Apapa area of Lagos.

The incident, which claimed the life of one Baba Hakeem, the security guard for the taxi park beside the market, was said to have been perpetrated by masked men.


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