Kwara State Police Command on Saturday debunk fake news circulating on several social media platforms that some forest reserves in the State have been surrounded and ready to be used as launching pads to attack Kwara State.
In a statement by the command spokesman SP Okasanmi Ajayi, obtained by Afrika Eyes said that Kwara State is safe and secured.
According to him, “No part of Kwara State is occupied by bandits or terrorists. The writer and sharer of that fake intelligence report are mischievous, desirous of sowing a seed of distrust and fear in the minds of the good people of Kwara State in particular and Nigeria in general; an attempt to create panic in the minds of peace-loving Kwarans. They have failed!”
He said the commissioner of police, Kwara State, CP Tuesday Assayomo psc has re-stated the commitment of the police and other security agencies in Kwara State of their red-alertness to the protection and defend the life and property of citizens and residents of Kwara State.
However, the CP assures the people of their safety at all times, adding that aggressive and extensive patrols have been emplaced in the state, while vigilante groups and hunters have been coopted in patrolling the forests and bushes.
Consequently, the good people of the state are advised to give information to the police whenever anything negative or sinister developments is being suspected around their vicinity.
Mr Assayomo enjoins citizens and residents of the state to go about their lawful businesses without fear of attack or intimidation
He said the command would not relent in regular patrols, intelligence gathering and raiding of black spots in conjunction with sister security agencies in the state.