Lagos Police move against peddlers of inciting social media comments

The police in Lagos state said they would prosecute anyone peddling “malicious, inciting, provocative and seditious contents” on social media.

Benjamin Hundeyin, the spokesperson for the state police command, said authorities are aware of such content already in circulation and meant “to cause panic, disharmony and unrest within Lagos State.”

Hundeyin said the incident is under investigation and simultaneously urged residents to disregard scaremongers.

The police assure the electorate of adequate security during the March 11 governorship election.

“Voters are therefore encouraged to come out to exercise their franchise and not succumb to the panic tactics of a few unpatriotic elements masquerading as concerned and well intentioned Nigerians on social media, ” he said.

He added that “Lagosians are enjoined to call the Police should they notice any untoward happening around them on any of the following emergency numbers: 08127155132, 08065154338, 08063299264, 08039344870.”


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