Kwara State Police Command has said bandits and terrorists occupy no part of the state, as reported on social media.
The state Commissioner of Police, Tuesday Assayomo, faulted an intelligent report trending on social media on the alleged movement of bandits to the state as fake.
CP Assayomo said contrary to the claims; bandits have not occupied any parts of the forests in the state.
He made this known in a statement released late on Saturday while reacting to the report titled, ‘Intelligence report on movement on bandits’.
The report claimed to have emanated from the office of the Deputy Inspector General of Police Nigeria Police, Force Intelligence Bureau, Area 10, Garki, Abuja and was addressed to the state Commissioner of Police.
The statement read, “The Kwara State Police Command wishes to debunk a fake intelligence report circulating on several social media platforms to the effect that some forest reserves in parts of Kwara State have been surrounded and ready to be used as launching pads to attack Kwara State and some neighbouring states in the country.
“The command wishes to state categorically that Kwara state is safe and secured and no part of Kwara State is occupied by bandits or terrorists.
“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 commitment of the police and other security agencies in Kwara State, of their red-alertness to the protection and defend the lives and properties of citizens and residents of Kwara State.
“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.”The statement concluded.