The Executive Secretary-CEO Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF), Abdurrazaq Balogun, has blamed the rising crime across Lagos in the past weeks to the damage done to police assets and the number of lethal weapons in possession of non-state actors.

The Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) has donated a patrol vehicle to the Lagos Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) .

The Executive Secretary of LSSTF, Mr Abdurrazaq Balogun, at the handling of the Patrol Van to NSCDC in Lagos on Friday, said the feat was to support NSCDC security surveillance on the state.

Newsmen report that the LSSTF was established in 2007 by the state government to investigate ways and means of assisting the police in combating the growing menace of violent crimes in the state.

According to Balogun, the security of the state is the topmost agenda of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Balogun said the state would always work with security agencies to ensure maximum surveillance.

He commended the NSCDC Lagos Command on the recent busting of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) pipeline vandals on April 9, at Baruwa, Alimosho Area of the state.

He urged NSCDC not to relent on their efforts and to ensure the increased patrol of the dark spots of the state.

Receiving the vehicle, the Lagos Commandant of NSCDC, thanked Gov. Sanwo-Olu and LSSTF for believing in NSCDC.

Ayeni said NSCDC under its new leadership, Commandant–General, Mr Ahmed Audi, would do its utmost best in the patrol of dark spots in the state.

“All the criminal elements tormenting the state would be flushed out, “Ayeni said.

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