No part of Lagos on lockdown — CP

Lagos police commissioner Abiodun Alabi

Commissioner of police in Lagos Abiodun Alabi has assured residents of Lagos that the state is not on lockdown.

Alabi, who on Wednesday attended a stakeholders’ forum on police accountability in Ikeja, was quoted to have said the state was on partial lockdown by security agencies.

Clarifying the statement, Alabi told The Nation on Thursday that he was referring to the vigilance at entry and exit points into Lagos.

“What I said was misrepresented. I never said that Lagos is on partial lockdown. I was answering a question and I assured the people that measures have already been taken by putting stop and search operations at the entry and exit points of Lagos.

“Please, residents should be rest assured there is no lockdown in Lagos and they should not panic. These stop and search operations are not new. They have been on for sometime. There is nothing to be afraid of. People should go about their legitimate businesses and assist the police by providing useful information to curb criminality,” he said.

Lagos Police spokesman SP Benjamin Hundeyin stressed on Twitter that “no part of Lagos is on lockdown, partial or total.”

He advised all residents to go about their lawful duties without fear.