Kwara state police dismisses ”intelligence report” claiming state is a base for launching attack by bandits

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The Kwara State Police Command has dismissed a fake intelligence report circulating on several social media platforms to the effect that some forest reserves in parts of the state have been surrounded and ready to be used as launching pads to attack Kwara State and some neighboring states in the country.

According to a statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, the command stated ”categorically that Kwara State is safe and secured and no part of Kwara State is occupied by bandits or terrorists”.

The statement in part reads

”The writer and sharer of that fake intelligence report are mischievous, desirous of sowing a seed of distrust and fear in the minds of the good people of Kwara State in particular and Nigeria in general; an attempt to create panic in the minds of peace loving Kwarans.They have failed!

The commissioner of police, Kwara State, CP Tuesday Assayomo psc (+)has re-stated the commitment of the police and other security agencies in Kwara State of their red-alertness to the protection and defend the life and property of citizens and residents of Kwara State.

The CP further assures the people of their safety at all times, adding that aggressive and extensive patrols have been emplaced in the state ,while vigilante groups and hunters have been coopted in patrolling the foressts and bushes .

Consequently, the good people of the state are advised to give information to the police whenever anything negative or sinister developments is being suspected around their vicinity.

The Cp also enjoins citizens and residents of the state to go about their lawful businesses without fear of attack or intimidation.

Once again, the command would not relent in regular patrols, intelligence gathering and raiding of black spots in conjunction with sister security agencies in the state.”