Lagos CP: No Cause for Alarm in Bariga, Shomolu, Onipanu

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Imohimi Edgal,

Rebecca Ejifoma

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Imohimi Edgal, has once again assured members of the public that they are secured at all times, urging them to take stories emanating from social media platforms with a pinch of salt”

He further warned criminals to stay off the state as the command would swiftly round them up even before they have the chance to strike in any part of the state.

This is against the backdrop of a rumour that the funeral activities of some cult members slated for today at Bariga, Shomolu and Onipanu areas in the state may become violent.

The State Police Spokesman, CSP Chike Oti, made this known in a statement issued to assure Lagosians that the mentioned areas were peaceful.

“The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to the news making the rounds on the internet that “The funeral activities of some cult members scheduled to hold on Wednesday, October 24 at Bariga, Shomolu and Onipanu areas in Lagos, may become violent”

He advised members of the public to be cautious and avoid late night outings’,” he added.

“The entire state is safe and secure and is being policed by dedicated men and women who are on foot, motorcycle, air, vehicular and boat patrols every day.”

He urged the public, particularly those in the aforementioned areas to regard the news about the impending mayhem, as baseless, unfounded and a handiwork of a jobless alarmist.

Oti said: “As a matter of fact, the corpses of the deceased cult leaders are still in the mortuary and the police have not released them to their families. So it is untrue to say that their burial will hold today.”