The Lagos State Government on Sunday commiserated with the families of four Police officers and an Army Captain who lost their lives in Ishawo area of Ikorodu after an ambush unleashed on them by suspected militants.
The gallant officers were killed after successfully rescuing kidnapped victims kept in the riverine area by their abductors militants.
Reacting in statement by its Information & Strategy Commissioner, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, the government described the incident as unfortunate. It said the unfortunate development would only strengthen its resolve to eliminate crime and criminalities in the Centre of Excellence.
The statement said Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was deeply touched and condoled with the families and loved ones of the departed officers.
It said: “The governor, however, assures the Police and general public of his support and commitment to rid the state of every form of militancy, kidnappings, and illegal waterfront shanties that harbour criminals.
It vowed to bring to book every perpetrator directly or remotely linked to the Ishawo killings in the shortest possible time.
“We wish to solicit the understanding and support of the public on the need to rid our waterways of illegal shanties that are not only an eyesore to our collective decency but have become a fertile ground for breeding illicit and illegal activities that constitute danger to the security and wellbeing of the larger public,” the government said.