The Lagos Police Command has uncovered a plot by some groups to cause unrest in the state due to the recent scarcity of the new naira notes.
The police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, issued a statement warning these groups to abandon their plans or face the full weight of the law.
Nigerians across the country have been struggling with the scarcity of new naira notes, leading to long queues at automated teller machine (ATM) points and protests in certain areas.
In the face of these developments, the police spokesperson has assured residents and visitors not to panic as security personnel have been deployed to ensure their safety.
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“The Lagos State Police Command has uncovered plans by some groups of persons to take advantage of the new Naira notes scarcity to unleash violence in some parts of the State,” said Hundeyin in the statement.
“The Command hereby warns these groups to shelve their planned violence or have the full weight of the law to contend with.”
“Lagos State residents and visitors are enjoined not to panic as the Police, in conjunction with other security agencies, embark on confidence-building patrols across the Lagos metropolis,” the statement reads.
“In the meantime, all law-abiding Lagosians are encouraged to go about their lawful duties without any fear of harassment or intimidation as the Command has ensured optimal deployment of human and operational resources towards guaranteeing their safety and security.”