The
recent pandemonium that erupted in  some
parts of Lagos  as a result of the
lockdown handed down by president mohammadu Buhari  which many believed was more of security
challenges in some inhabitants have rather taken another toll as the Lagos state
police command said the development was  a result of the false alarm 
raised that actually  caused the  panic  by
unscrupulous elements and has, therefore, warn those in that habit to desist or
face the wrath of the law.

The
police, through its Public Relation officer, Dsp Bala Elkana handed down this
warning in a statement it made available to journalists in the early hours of yesterday.


Elkana
said the command had received several calls and messages mostly from residents
of igando, Idimu and ikotun among others, that one million boys are planning to
attack their communities.

He
said the command responded with a massive deployment of police patrol teams to
beef up the security situation of the areas mentioned and other parts of the
state.

Police
Special Forces are strategically positioned, patrolling the length and breadth
of the state.

 Recall that the inspector general of police
IGP Mohammed Adamu has graciously deployed a seasoned crime fighter, DIG Peter
ogunyanwo  to Lagos  and Ogun in order to have an on  the spot 
assessment of the situation in  those locations as well as to coordinate 
the ongoing onslaught launched against criminal elements.

His
word:” the inspector general of police has equally deployed special forces to
support the tactical units initially deployed by the commissioner of police,
Lagos State, cp Hakeem Odumosu.

The spokesman said the Special Forces were last night deployed to igando, Agege,
Dopemu, Abattoir,  Mangoro, Alakuko and
other parts of the state to provide round the clock patrols.

He
said the team have clear instruction to deal decisively with criminals elements
operating under whatever guise, in accordance with the law.

The command will not relent on its efforts in protecting the lives and properties
of the citizens and residents.

Members
of the public particularly residents of the communities mentioned earlier are
enjoined to remain calm and support  the
ongoing efforts of the police  in ridding
the state of criminal elements.

Elkana
said the command  with the  support  of the good people of Lagos state, has dealt a
big blow to this criminal gang and several other gangs over the last four months as over eight
hundred members of the gangs and their 
leaders  were arrested and charged
to court adding that they are still in correctional centres.

No criminal gang is capable of unleashing terror on our communities, we are far bigger and stronger than criminals elements.

The spokesman said rumour-mongering and spreading fake news post pose a lot of
dangers to our collective efforts in crime prevention and control.

“Before
pressing the forward button or putting a call across, take some time to verify
the source of the information, avoid being a carrier or victim of spreading
fake news”.

Together
we will continue to keep Lagos safe

For
complaints  call these following numbers
09010512285, 09010512286, 09010512287 and 09010512288.

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