Shoot On Sight! Lagos Police Commissioner Gives New Orders On Tackling Insecurity 

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Shoot On Sight! Lagos Police Commissioner Gives New Orders On Tackling Insecurity



The new Lagos State Police Commissioner, Mr Edgar Imohinmi has given new directives to Police officers in the State, among is a ‘Shoot on Sight’ order for any criminal armed with weapon.

The new directives were given at the recently held Town Hall meeting with major security stakeholders in the State.

The Police boss also  directed no one should sleep inside uncompleted buildings and also in the markets. He also directed all Divisional Police Officers to make themselves approachable by all residents, for easy access of communication.

See all the new directives below…



1. All area commander will liase with various community leaders to form a non-arms bearing vigilante groups and 3 armed Policemen will be attached to each vigilante group for night duty patrol.

2. All uncompleted and abandoned buildings will be routinely raided pending when the state government will take action on such buildings. Likewise no one is allowed to sleep in the market henceforth. Special mention goes to Sura Market.

3. The Police now have shoot-at-sight order on any body found brandishing arms with intent to kill or maim.

4. All DPO’s and Area Commanders should make themselves available for citizens complaints.

5. All Police Patrol vans are now mobile police stations and citizens can lodge their immediate and urgent complaints to them, so as to save time and arrest such situations that needs urgent police presence.

6. A Citizens Complaint Centre has been created to report any genuine complaint about the police and the New Commissioner of Police released 10 mobile numbers of the complaints centre so that citizens can report any erring officers or Police Station


NEW LAGOS CP IMOHIMI EDGAL’s phone no-0803 304 0870

Officer-in-Charge (OC) Anti-Kidnapping; Akinade Adejobi’s phone no-0803 470 5502


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