The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Edgal Imohimi, has ordered all police formations under the command to embark on Show of Force.
The exercise will commence on Thursday from 6am until 4pm across the state.
A statement by the spokesman of the Command, SP Chike Oti, said the operation is to assure Lagosians of the readiness of the police to provide adequate security for the inhabitants of the state throughout the Sallah holiday and beyond.
Oti said: “The Show of Force, among other things, is designed to send a clear warning to criminal elements that the police, at the forefront of internal security (I.S) in the state, with the active collaboration of sister agencies, will give no room for evil and anti-social acts.
“Members of the public are advised not to panic when they see policemen marching through their streets with their security assets as the operation is not to cause fear or intimidation. Any inconvenience caused by this operation is not intended.
“The CP therefore seeks the understanding and cooperation of Lagosians while the activity lasts.”