By Charles Kalu
The Police Commissioner in Lagos State, Mr. Zubairu Muazu, has reassured all ethnic groups of their safety in Lagos, urging them to go about their normal businesses.
Muazu gave the assurance in Ikeja on Thursday during an interview with journalists on the security situation in Lagos state as the governorship election comes on March 9.
The Commissioner expressed concern over increasing level of fake news circulated on social media, especially about an alleged plan to attack Igbo traders in Lagos.
In his words; “Let me re-emphasis that Lagos State is peaceful and Lagosians are peace-loving people.
“There is no tribe or community under threat in any part of the state.
“We have reviewed and redoubled our strategies to ensure peaceful conduct of the Governorship and State House Assembly Elections come March 9.
“I call on Lagosians to support the police to serve them better by being vigilant and report any suspicious movement or persons to the police.
“Let me use this medium to sound a big warning to initiators and distributors of fake news. We will identify you, isolate you and bring you to justice.
“To the good people of Lagos State, do not just believe everything you see on the social media, you are free to always verify such information from us”.
The Lagos Police Chief , Zubairu Muazu made it known that there would be a total restriction of movement on the Election Day, stressing that no tricycle or motorcycle would be allowed to move as INEC had engaged vehicles to move materials and officials on that day.