Fatai Owoseni, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, on Thursday called on school owners to support the government in the fight against insecurity in schools across the state.
Mr. Owoseni spoke at the 12th Proprietors’ Summit organised by the League of Muslim School Proprietors Worldwide, in Lagos.
The commissioner said schools should embrace adequate security measures to combat the threat of insecurity, in order to allay the fears of parents.
Represented by the Divisional Police Officer of Alagbado Police Division , Isiaka Salaudeen, Mr. Owoseni lamented the incessant cases of kidnapping in the state, noting that the police was working relentlessly to eradicate insecurity in the country.
“The Police Force is trying its best to make sure all pupils, both in private and public schools, are provided with safe learning environment that will protect them once they are in the school environment,” the Police chief said.
“We are against kidnapping, and we are fighting it tirelessly .
“We also want school owners to assist us and make this work easier.
He also called on proprietors and teachers to monitor the pupils and make sure they contact the police when they suspect harm around the school.
The Commissioner’s advice is coming on the heels of the kidnap of six students of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, by suspected abductors.
Earlier on Wednesday, parents of the kidnapped students besieged the Lagos State Government Secretariat, Alausa, to plead with the government to facilitate the release of the kids.
The six students, who were held captive in May, have not been released.