by Xandra Nwaokolo
Reports that twenty people were kidnapped by bandits on the well-known Kara bridge along the Lagos/Ibadan expressway have been refuted by the Ogun state police command.
Social media was filled with rumors earlier today after a certain man claimed on the platform that armed bandits attacked commuters on the bridge and kidnapped 20 people.
The state police command’s spokeswoman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, claimed in a statement posted this afternoon, August 9, that the “report is nothing but bogus and lying from the bottom of hell.”
”There is nothing like kidnapping of one talkless of 20 persons at the Kara bridge or anywhere along Lagos- Ibadan expressway.
Those behind the fake news are mere mischief makers, who always derive joy from causing unnecessary panic in the mind of innocent members of the public.”
He urged state residents and Nigerians in general to ignore the false reports because nothing of the sort occurred at the aforementioned Kara Bridge.
In light of the ongoing road construction in that region, Oyeyemi continued, “CP Lanre Bankole, the commissioner of police, has ordered a 24-hour surveillance patrol of the area to checkmate the actions of hoodlums who might wish to exploit the traffic jams to commit evil.”