The Lagos State Police Command has said that a certain WhatsApp voice note trending on the internet is false, and mischievously designed to cause panic in Lagos.
Recall that in the last couple of hours, a certain voice note circulated on WhatsApp has been making the rounds.
A statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, and made available to the PRESSTV, said that after due diligence conducted by the Command, it was discovered that the message was a product of mischief, with the intent of causing unnecessary panic in the state.
The statement quoted the Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi as asking the residents of Lagos to disregard the note, and go about their businesses.
Read the statement in detail:
RE: VIRAL WHATSAPP VOICE-NOTE ALLEGING PLANNED FULANI INVASION OF BADAGRY
The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a viral WhatsApp voice-note claiming that Fulanis have camped in Muhammadu Buhari Estate, Agemowo, Badagry in readiness for a massive attack on Badagry.
The Command wishes to state in unequivocal terms that the content of the voice-note is entirely false and mischievously designed to cause unnecessary panic within Lagos State.
It is worthy of note that there is a Police Division close to the estate – Morogbo Division. There is also a Police Post next to the estate – Mowo Outpost. Police presence and intelligence gathering in the area is top notch.
In a bid to be double sure that the claims are false, the Divisional Police Officer of Morogbo visited the estate again today, inspected the entire facility and had an exhaustive session with the Facility Manager. The outcome of the operational visit lends credence to the futility of the voice-note.
While all residents of Lagos State are enjoined to disregard the voice-note, they are all assured by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Abiodun Alabi, fdc that the Police Command in synergy with sister security agencies are fully prepared to nip any criminality in the bud; and would leave no stone unturned in ensuring continued peace in the state.