LAGOS, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Security agencies have partially locked down the Nigerian economic hub of Lagos due to the threat of an attack by unknown gunmen, the state police chief said on Wednesday.
Speaking at a weekly police meeting in Lagos, police chief Abiodun Alabi said the police and other security agencies in the city were ready for intruders.
Alabi did not provide details about any potential attack but said the police have deployed stop-and-search points at different places in the state to "combat any likely intruders."
The police chief urged communities to inform police and other security agencies about criminal behavior.
Nigeria, the most populous African country, has recently been troubled by kidnappings, terrorism, banditry and piracy. ■