Terrorists on popular Lagos-Ibadan Expressway story false…says Police,NEMA.

The Nigeria Police has described last Mondays alleged reports of Boko Haram insurgents operating on the popular and ever busy Lagos –Ibadan Expressway as unfounded and merely a figment of the evil machinations of mischief makers.
Oyo state Commissioner of Police Mr Mohammed Ndabawa while commenting on the report, said it was untrue and only meant to tarnish the prevailing peace existing in the state.
In reacting to the rumours, the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA, to whom the alleged report was sent confirmed the receipt of what it termed “a fake alert” that said 18 suspected Boko Haram members armed with AK47 rifles were on the highway and nine policemen had been killed as well as some civilians by the gunmen.
NEMA which reacted through its spokesman in the south west, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye ,stressed that though they truly got an alert, but the document was found out to be from mischief makers who just wanted to give the government a bad name.
He enjoined the public to disregard and discourage further circulation of such inciting messages targeted against the nation, as security agencies have combed all routes and beyond the expressway without any trace of such an incident even as at the time of this report.
Meanwhile, CP Mohammed Ndabawa of Oyo state has also appealed to well meaning citizens of the state and the commuting public along that road to go about their normal life, assuring that the police were alert to its responsibility of providing security for lif and properties.

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