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  • Updated: June 24, 2022

Police Moves To Arrest Alarmists, Dispels Rumours Of Gunmen Invasion

Police Moves To Arrest Alarmists, Dispels Rumours Of Gunmen

Nigerian Police

The Ogun State Police Command has berated purveyors of fake news, particularly those that create fear in the minds of the citizenry, describing the act as criminal.

This is coming on the heels of news making the rounds that gunmen had invaded Obada-Oko, Oke-Ata and some parts  Abeokuta, the state capital.

Stating that the alarmist went as far as calling on schools in the mentioned areas to shut down and send their pupils back home, the command noted that it was a dire news and it was pertinent to nip the situation in the bud.

It revealed that as such, it has sent out its operatives to the said areas.

This was made known in a signed statement by the command spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi on Friday.

"The attention of Ogun State Police Command has been drawn to a false alarm raised by some unknown persons in the early hours of today, Thursday, 23rd of June 2022, that some gunmen have invaded Obada-Oko, Oke-Ata and some parts of Abeokuta metropolis.

"The alarmists went further to ask schools in those areas to close and send their pupils to their different homes for safety.

"Having heard of the false alarm, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, quickly deployed some officers and men of the command to the area, only to find out that nothing of such is happening anywhere around the mentioned places.

"The command is therefore, appealing to members of the public to discountenance the false information, as nothing of such is happening anywhere in Ogun state, and our people should therefore go about their lawful businesses without fear of any form of harassment or intimidation.

"In view of this, the command wishes to warn those behind such false alarm to desist from it, as the tactical teams of the command have been activated to go after them and bring them to book.

"Raising false alarm to cause panic in the minds of the general public is a criminal and, such barbaric acts will no longer be tolerated.

"To be warned, is to be armed."

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