Hammed Shittu in Ilorin
Following the alleged invasion of Kwara State by some terrorists, the state commissioner of police, Mr. Kayode Egbetokun, has assured the people of the state of the command ‘s commitment to the security and safety of lives and property .
The police boss gave the assurance in a statement issued in Ilorin, the state capital, last night and signed by the command’s spokesman, Ajayi Okasanmi.
“The command is not unaware of the concern of some citizens over a false alarm going the rounds to the effect that, an Helicopter was sighted at Lalaji town, in Edu Local Government Area of the state, discharging men bearing dangerous weapons in the bushes.
“Even some online reporters went public with the unsubstantiated rumour without recourse to the command; this is very unprofessional and highly provocative.
“However, the Command for the umpteenth time is assuring the people of Kwara State of its capability to provide security for the citizens. The people sighted at Lalaji town were a team from Padlink Resources Limited, who were at the location to conduct geological mapping and mineral exploration, with the approval from the Federal Ministry of Mine and Steel Development under the National Integrated Mineral exploration project (NIMEP).
“The people of Kwara State are advised to pass information of any suspicious movements within their areas through the established channels made available by the command, rather than making false statements that is capable of creating unnecessary tension in the State.
“Journalists, especially bloggers and online reporters are advised to always verify their stories before going public, the Kwara State Command holds and will continue to hold members of the press in high esteem.
“The good people of the State are advised to go about their normal businesses, and disregard the false news of terrorists invading the state, the Nigeria Police Force and sister security agencies in the state are working round the clock to ensure that good people of Kwara sleep with their two eyes closed, please.”