Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu yesterday asked commanders of all security formations across the state to raise their present level of vigilance following concerns about alleged threats to security.

He assured residents of their safety.

Sanwo-Olu who received firsthand briefings on the level of alert from the commanders at a meeting of the state Security Council said members of the committee reviewed the situation across flashpoints in the State,  and decided to take appropriate action.

He said residents have no reason to panic as all security formations had been put on high alert to ensure public safety.

Speaking at the end of the meeting, he said: “In the last three and a half hours, we discussed the current security situation in the State and we have reviewed where we are.

”We have our heads together and come up with a strategy that is assuring to our citizens. Our men are alive to their responsibilities and they are ready to ensure safety of lives and properties of our citizens is not compromised in any way.

”All of the security agencies have been activated not to cause panic; they have been reassured of not only the support of the State Government, they also have been encouraged to be vigilant in their statutory responsibilities.”

Sanwo-Olu told the residents to be law-abiding and not to hesitate in raising the alarm when they notice suspicious activities around them and in their communities.

The Governor said security remained everyone’s business, urging the residents to work with the Government in containing any threats that could potentially disturb the peace in the State.

”I urged our citizens to continue to go about their lawful duties and be law-abiding. Security is everybody’s business. We implore our residents to join us in this effort, and say something whenever they notice suspicious activities around them,” the Governor said.

The Nation had reported last Sunday how the recent surge in terror attacks in Abuja had sparked fresh security fears across the country’s main cities, including Lagos, over the large number of undocumented foreigners who are mainly engaged as guards and other domestic hands.

Residents and security experts say such foreigners could turn easy tools at the hands of terrorists.

The report drew attention to how the gates of many of the houses in areas such as Lekki, Ikoyi,  Victoria Island, Banana Island, Ikeja GRA, and how Magodo are manned by such foreigners and how Some uncompleted houses and those under construction in those areas are also largely occupied by them.

Some of the foreigners serve as maids and servants.