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Security alert on alleged black spots not from police—-PPRO

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The Police Command in Lagos State on Sunday debunked the security alert trending on the  social media where some areas were allegedly described as black spots in the state.

In an interview with our correspondent of Nigeria on the issue, the spokesman for the command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said that the post did not originate  from the command.

Reports have it that a security alert about  some areas in Lagos was trending on  the social media, warning people to avoid such  areas at some particular hours of the day.

The police image maker, however, admitted that there were some black spots in the state, but not the ones trending on the social media.

He added that the command had been raiding  and arresting suspects in areas identified as black spots in the state.

He said, “The post is an old alert. I saw same post while I was serving at the FCT Command,  Abuja. There is no reason for the  members of the public to panic over  such a post.

“All the so called black spots are heavily checked. We have measures put in place to check criminals around such areas. Our men are all over.

“That is why we carried out regular raids on some of such places. We had arrested many suspects. We screened  them when such raids were carried out. Those who were able to identify themselves were set free.

” For those without any means of identification, we obtained court permits to search their houses and we had recovered arms and other dangerous weapons through such search,” he said.

Hundeyin said  that the security situation in Lagos could not be handled by security agencies alone.

He  appealed to the residents to always report any strange movements and  gatherings on  time to the security agencies  so as to arrest such suspects for interrogation.

He warned the residents of the state against posting wrong alerts to the public through the various media platforms they belong.

He implored them to always collaborate  withth police and other security agencies by informing them of  the existence of suspected  black spots in the state.

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