Police breaks silence on viral voice-note of Fulani invasion in Badagry


Lagos CP Alabi Abiodun

By Deborah Akpede

The Lagos State Police Command has dismissed the alleged viral WhatsApp voice-note claiming Fulanis have invaded Badagry in Lagos.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, on Wednesday in Lagos.

“The attention of the 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.

“The Command wishes to state in unequivocal 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 Division.

“There is also a Police Post next to the estate – Mowo Outpost. Police presence and intelligence gathering in the area is top notch.

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“In a bid to be double sure that the claims are false, the Divisional Police Officer of Morogbo visited the estate again today, inspected the entire facility and had an exhaustive session with the Facility Manager,” Hundeyin said.

He said that the outcome of the operational visit lent credence to the futility of the voice-note.

Hundeyin said that the Commissioner of Police, Lagos Command,  Mr Abiodun Alabi, enjoined residents to disregard the attack claim.

“Alabi assured Lagosians that the Police Command, in synergy with sister security agencies, were fully prepared to nip any criminality in the bud.

“He promised to leave no stone unturned in ensuring continued peace in the state.” the spokesperson said.

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