Lagos State Police Command has debunked rumour of ethnic clash at the Iyana Iba/Alaba Rago area of the state.
The State Commissioner of Police, Lagos, Hakeem Odumosu made this clarification in a statement signed by the Command’s spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Monday.
The police explained that the assumed clash was only a disagreement between the members of the transport unions (okada units) over the increment in tariff.
The Commissioner of Police therefore clarified that the disagreement has no ethnic colouration contrary to what was being peddled on the social media.
According to the statement, the CP has immediately ordered the deployment of additional police personnel to maintain law and order in the area.
Odumosu, similarly, directed the Area Commander, Area E Festac, to personally be on ground to monitor the situation and also invited the leaders of the affected Okada riders unit for an urgent meeting.
The Police therefore enjoined members of the public, especially those around the areas, including the students of the Lagos State University (LASU), to go about their lawful businesses and studies respectively.
Odumosu noted that adequate deployment has been done to fortify security in the axis and by extension, in Lagos State in general.