Mr Wale Abass, the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Surulere Local Government Area, Lagos, has promised top-class security at the ongoing Olamide concert holding at Teslim Balogun Stadium.
Abass, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday, said the Police was collaborating with other security outfits to ensure safety and stability at the concert.
“I can assure of a free celebration free of violence because we are on ground and have put measures in place to check any excesses.
The ACP said that security dogs were also deployed as part of crowd control mechanisms to ensure order at the venue.
Mr Leke Adeleke, Operations Officer, Lagos Safety Neighbourhood Corps said several intelligence officers had been deployed at the venue since last night to ascertain areas of high security risk.
“We designated the VIP Section, Car Parks, the Main Bowl and all entrances of the stadium as high potential risk areas.
“Therefore, we have deployed necessary security agents to ensure that the safeguarding of these areas is paramount,” Adeleke said.
Olubukola Olonimoyo, Chief Executive Officer, Maximus Security Outfit said: “I am glad to be among one of the three private security outfits employed by the Lagos State Government to guarantee safety of life and property during the concert.
“We have designated our men to man the gates where the effect of the crowd that wants to come in would be at its greatest,” he said.
Olonimoyo said that the massive security mobilisation to the concert was enough to deter any miscreant with evil intentions.
“The assurance of security is not only limited within the venue alone but also guaranteed outside the venue too.
“We have deployed over 200 men to different strategic corners around the stadium and are also helping with traffic control outside the venue,” he said.