The Lagos Police Command has denied reports that armed robbers invaded Mangoro, Ogba, Agege, Iyana Ipaja and Dopemu areas of the state.
Some Nigerians took to social media to report that some hoodlums reportedly arrived the areas in okadas and buses, armed with different kinds of weapons.
According to some tweets on Twitter on Sunday night, the suspects allegedly looted food stores and warehouses in those areas.
However, reacting to the news, Bala Elkana, Lagos Police spokesperson, accused the youth in those areas of causing panic by lighting bonfires.
Elkana said the command sent its rapid response squad there, and what was discovered was that youth of those areas came out in the name of protecting their areas from hoodlums coming in.
“We have sent our rapid response squad there, and what we discover are the youth of those areas stepping out in the name of protecting their areas from hoodlums coming in.
“Then burning tyres in the name of securing, and this on its own is creating panic. We have sent a strong message, the order is to stay at home. Everybody must stay at home. We have enough deployment all this while. We are not under any threat. Those youths are looking for an opportunity to be out of the house, so they are creating panic. There is adequate police patrol in the areas,” he told TheCable