Lagos Police Dismiss Rumours of Attack On Igbo Traders, Intensify Patrols
You may have heard the news that a group of boys popularly called the 'Area boys' are attacking Igbo traders at Oshodi, preventing them from opening their shops.
The Police in Lagos state are saying the information is untrue. They have debunked the rumour in its entirety saying nothing could be further from the truth.
The police confirmed that they received distress calls from concerned Nigerians whose apprehensions were understandably heightened by disturbing rumours emanating from some social media platforms.
However, they were able to deploy policemen drawn from various units to Oshodi and environs to assuage the feelings of residents and further assure Lagosians of their readiness to decisively deal with any person or group of persons who attempts to breach the public peace.
In a statement by the Command’s PRO, CSP Chike Oti, the Commissioner of Police commended Lagosians for conducting themselves in a peaceful and orderly manner during the presidential and National Assembly elections.
“The Police with support of other sister security agencies
worked round the clock to ensure that the process was generally peaceful.
“In order to sustain the peaceful atmosphere, the command will maintain a high level of Police presence in all parts of the state with emphasis on crime prone areas.
“Those celebrating should do that with modesty while those unhappy with the results have the privilege of adhering with laid down procedures of addressing their grievances as provided by the Electoral Act in the Tribunal.
“The Command has made adequate arrangements to secure the venues of the Election Tribunals in the State.
“The Command, however, warns criminally minded people and disgruntled elements to steer clear of the state or be prepared to contend with security forces in the state,” the statement reads.
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