Stop causing needless panic in Lagos, CP Alabi warns purveyors of fake news


By Henry Okonkwo

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, issued a warning on Friday against the propagation of fake news in the state.

According to the statement released by the command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the state police boss has observed with dismay the repeated and concerted efforts by mischief makers to destabilize the peace and serenity enjoyed by the good people of Lagos State.

Cp Alabi described the people behind the fake news as ‘mischief makers and war mongers’, who have “devised ghoulish plans to release to the public at regular intervals concocted social media messages alleging stockpiling of arms and an impending attack on Lagos State”.


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The rest of the statement read, “CP Alabi uses this medium to allay the fears of Lagosians and assure them that all human, material and operational resources have been fully and optimally deployed across the length and breadth of the state towards ensuring there is absolutely no breach of the peace.

“In the same vein, the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) of the Command have been placed on high alert alongside all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Tactical Commanders, all in a bid to ensure that any possibly planned attack is promptly and decisively nipped in the bud.

“Consequent upon the carefully laid down security plans/strategies, all residents of Lagos State are urged to go about their lawful duties without panic or fear of harassment/intimidation.

“CP Alabi equally enjoins Lagosians to remain very vigilant and report suspicious movements and persons to security agencies”.