The commissioner of police in Lagos State, Mr Zubairu Muazu, has dismissed all reports pointing to the alleged attack on Igbos and other ethic groups in Lagos.
Muazu while briefing newsmen on the forthcoming March 9 election said one serious issue the command is contending with is the menace of fake news circulated on social media regarding attacks on Igbos.
He said that the command had provided adequate security for all Igbos and other persons in Lagos State.
“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. Our patrol and surveillance are intensified.
“We have reviewed and redoubled our strategies to ensure a peaceful conduct of Governorship and State House Assembly Elections come March 9.
” I called 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 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,’’ he said.
Commissioner also soad he already had a meeting with the leaders from each ethnic groups and that everything was under control.
He said that there would be total restriction on the election day, stressing that no motorcycle or tricycle would be allowed to move as INEC had engaged vehicles to move materials and officials