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General News of Friday, 19 August 2022


We never lockdown Lagos - CP

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP) Abiodun Alabi has debunked reports that Lagos was on partial lockdown over threats by terrorists to attack the state.

Alabi, who attended a Stakeholders’ Forum on Police Accountability quarterly meeting and awards at Ikeja, was quoted as saying that the state was on partial lockdown by security agencies.

But during a telephone conversation, CP Alabi said he was referring to the vigilance at entry and exit points into Lagos.

“What I said was misrepresented. I never said that Lagos is on partial lockdown. I was answering a question and I assured the people that measures have already been taken by putting stop and search operations at the entry and exit points of Lagos.

“Please, residents should rest assured there is no lockdown in Lagos and should not panic. These stop and search operations are not new. They have been on for sometime,” he said.