The stories of alleged killings in Oyo State have been described as unsubstantiated and false, intended to cause disaffection and tension in the state.
This was made known in a statement issued from the Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force, by the state Commissioner of Police, Sina Olukolu.
The statement quoted the Commissioner of Police as saying: “My attention was drawn by critical Stakeholders and AIG Zone 11 Osogbo to the spate of unsubstantiated stories of alleged killings published in the social media today 10th March, 2019 which is alarming. These stories, I can confirm in its entirety are false, planted by mischievous persons to deliberately cause disaffection and tension in the State.”
Olukolu appealed to the citizens of Oyo State to be wary of such uncorroborated online publications and go about their normal and lawful businesses without panic or fear of intimidation.
He noted that: “The relative calm and tranquillity being enjoyed in the State must not under whatever guise be destroyed.”
The Commissioner of Police added that security of lives and property is a collective responsibility and citizens, as stakeholders, must partner with the Police to ensure successful and smooth delivery.