Ekiti State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has alleged a plan by bandits to attack the state.
This was revealed by the state commissioner of police, Mr Tunde Mobayo, in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday, October 1 through the state force’s public relation officer, Sunday Abutu, Naija News understands.
According to Mobayo, there is a planned influx of bandits into the state to unleash evil and cause havoc.
The CP urged residents to be security conscious, charged them to be vigilant and report to any of the division of the force immediately any suspected person or group of persons arriving, residing or found perambulating their environs.
He warned further that all landowners, landlords and agents should be careful of the identities of those they receive on their properties. Mobayo admonished also all commercial drivers and motorcyclists to be watchful and report to the police immediately any suspected traveller(s) arriving any part of the state.
He said, “It has come to the notice of Ekiti State Police Command through intelligence gathering that some group of persons suspected to be armed hoodlums and criminally minded aliens have concluded their plans to enter Ekiti State in large number in order to unleash evil, cause havoc and create apprehension.
“Further intelligence gathered has it that the first set of the armed and criminally minded hoodlums will arrive the state with the pretence of settling down peacefully with their host communities while the other set will come later to launch an attack and cause havoc.”
Mobayo, however, advised people of the state not to panic, noting that it was a call for an effective and enhanced community policing.
Meanwhile, there was disarray in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State after some hoodlums reportedly attacked and killed a policeman in the community on Thursday, Naija News reports.