The Ogun State Police Command has dismissed reports that bandits abducted 20 persons at the Kara bridge area of the Lagos-Ibadan highway, describing those spreading the fake news as mischief makers, who always derive joy in causing unnecessary panic in the society.
Penpushing reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in statement said the rumour came amidst heightened tension over reports of an impending attack by terrorists in the South-west region.
The police spokesman pointed out that the reported abduction on the expressway was fake news and urged the public to go about their normal daily activities, adding that in view of the road construction work going on in the axis, the commissioner has ordered 24 hours surveillance patrol of the area to checkmate the activities of hoodlums
“In view of the road construction work going on in that axis, the commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered 24hrs surveillance patrol of the area to checkmate the activities of hoodlums who might wanted to take advantage of the traffic jams to perpetrate evils,” he added.
Penpushing further reports that, it is recalled that, the Ondo State Security Network, code name Amotekun, between last Thursday and Sunday intercepted 320 suspected invaders coming from the northern part of the country.
The Commander of the Amotekun in Ondo State , Commander Adetunji Adeleye, disclosed that 168 of the suspects were hidden under cows and motorcycles inside a truck.
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