Reports of reported attacks on “Igbo traders” in the state on Monday morning, according to SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the Lagos State Public Police Relations Officer, are untrue.
The police image maker in Lagos State was responding to allegations of purported attacks on several traders on Lagos Island by hoodlums following Peter Obi’s triumph as the Labour Party’s presidential candidate in the state.
Lagos State is primarily regarded as strong grip of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
On his verified Twitter account, Hundeyin described what transpired at the market on Monday: “The market association agreed that stores would remain closed yesterday and today.” This morning, Igbo traders made the decision to break their word and open their stores. These hoodlums decided to enforce conformity on their own. The cops were informed.
“The police arrived promptly. The hoodlums fled upon sighting police patrol vans. Not one shop was vandalized. Not one person was robbed. Not one person was injured. Normalcy was swiftly returned and officers remain on ground. Go and verify! SHUN FAKE NEWS! 2/2.”