- The Lagos state police has reacted to reports of a planned raid within the state on February 6 and 7
- The force in a statement said the information was false and described it as fake news
- Lagosians have been urged by the police command to disregard the report which has gone viral
The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Lagos state command denied plans of any raid in the state slated for Thursday, February 6, and Friday, February 7, from 8pm.
The police force in its reaction said there was no such thing as a planned raid in Lagos state.
The people of Lagos have been advised to ignore the message that has since gone viral on social media.
DSP Bala Elkana, the Lagos state police public relations officer, in a statement, described the report as fake news and mischievous which is targeted at creating fear in the minds of Lagosians.
The public relations officer went on to urge people who have received the message not to forward it to others.
Elkana said Hakeem Odumosu, the Lagos state Commissioner of Police is committed to keeping the people safe.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Lagos state policemen were accused of raiding a restaurant in Yaba and arresting everyone found there. The development was made public by a Twitter user, @DamiAjibola, on Friday, August 30, 2019.
Ajibola said the policemen were shooting in the air when they arrived. He added that there was no explanation given for the raid, as the officers took away all those who were trying to buy food. He attached a video allegedly filmed at the scene.
In other news, the police special unit commanders have been warned against the deployment of operatives on unauthorized duties, mounting of illegal roadblocks, and other misconducts.
The inspector general of police, Mohammed Adamu, issued the warning on Wednesday, January 8, when he met with the unit commanders in Abuja.
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