Police deny herdsmen attack on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
The denial was contained in a statement by the spokesman of the Command, Chile Otti, on Wednesday
The Lagos State Police Command has denied reports that herdsmen were attacking travellers on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The denial was contained in a statement by the spokesman of the Command, Chile Otti, on Wednesday.
The statement reads: “The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to audio messages, pictures and text messages making the rounds on the social media platforms, especially on WhatsApp, about herdsmen attacking people along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway.
“The Lagos State Police Command hereby debunks the story as false, baseless and a calculated attempt to destroy the peaceful co-existence among different tribes in the state as nothing of such happened along that axis.
“The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Imohimi Edgal, wishes to use this medium to warn those who uses the social media space to spread rumours capable of breaching the peace and harmonious existence in the state, to desist from such act or be prepared to face the consequences of their actions.
“He urged the members of the public to go about their lawful endeavours and ignore the rumour as they are generated by mischievous elements who have the intention of disturbing the peace of Lagos state.
“The Lagos State Police Command hereby assures Lagosians of its continued resolve to keep Lagos state safe at all times while urging members of the public to key into the Community Policing platform provided by the state Commissioner of Police as directed by the Inspector General of Police.”