The Deputy Force Public Relations
Officer of the Nigeria Police Force,
Frank Mba on Monday said that Lagos
is the safest city in Nigeria and one of
the safest in Africa.
While speaking about the security
situation in the the state on Channels
Television's breakfast show Sunrise
Daily, Mr. Mba said that Lagos has been a
very peaceful place in light of the dense
He argued that the Lagos State Police
Command has been doing a good job
inspite of the recent increase in
reported cases of kidnapping, stating
that it is the new crime being explored
Mba mentioned kidnapping as a new
challenge which the Police is ready to
wipe out. "We have already developed a
very strong standard operational
procedure that is commencing this
week and we are going to lock up the
entry and exit point in this city".
Lagos state is the smallest state in
Nigeria, with an area of 356,861
hectares of which 75,755 hectares are
wetlands, with a population of 17.5
million people (2006 National Census).
The state is also regarded as the
commercial capital of Nigeria.