Claims of terrorist planned attack on Badagry, Lagos false, says Police

Claims of terrorist planned attack on Badagry, Lagos false, says Police

By Samuel Ogunsona

Widespread reports that armed Fulani are camped at the Muhammadu Buhari Estate, in the Badagry area of Lagos State with the aim to attack Badagry town are false, Police authorities in Lagos have said. There have been a voice note claiming Fulani armed men are camped in the Estate in Lagos planning to attack Badagry in Lagos.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin on Wednesday in a release made available to Irohinoodua said the voice note being sent on whazzap is false.

The police said “The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a viral WhatsApp voice-note claiming that Fulanis have camped in Muhammadu Buhari Estate, Agemowo, Badagry, in readiness for a massive attack on Badagry.

He said “The command wishes to state in unequivoca terms that the content of the voice-note is entirely false and mischievously designed to cause unnecessary panic within Lagos State.

“It is worthy of note that there is a police division close to the estate – Morogbo Divison. There is also a police post next to the estate – Mowo Outpost. Police presence and intelligence gathering in the anrea is top notch,” he said.

Hundeyin said the Divisional Police Officer, Morogbo Division, was at the scene on Wednesday where the had interaction with the manager.

He said
“The outcome of the operational visit lends credence to the futility of the voice-note. While all residence of Lagos State are enjoined to disregard the voice-note, they are all assured by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Abiodun Alabi, that the police command in synergy with sister security agencies are fully prepared to nip any criminality in the bud; and would leave no stone unturned in ensuring continued peace in the state,” he said.

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