on Monday said that Lagos is the safest city in Nigeria and
one of the safest in Africa.
While speaking about the security
situation in the the state on Channels Television’s breakfast show
Sunrise Daily, Mr. Mba said that Lagos has been a very peaceful place in
light of the dense population.
He argued that the Lagos State
Police Command has been doing a good job inspite of the recent increase
in reported cases of kidnapping, stating that it is the new crime being
Mba mentioned kidnapping as a new challenge
which the Police is ready to wipe out. “We have already developeda very
strong standard operational procedure that is commencing this week and
we are going to lock up the entry and exit point in this city”.
state is the smallest state in Nigeria, with an area of 356,861
hectares of which 75,755 hectares are wetlands, with a population of
17.5 million people (2006 National Census).
The state is also regarded as the commercial capital of Nigeria.