Lagos State Police Command says it has uncovered plans by some groups of persons to take advantage of the new naira notes scarcity to unleash violence in some parts of the state.
The Command warned groups to shelve their planned violence or have the full weight of the law to contend with.
The warning is contained in a statement by Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos Command, Benjamin Hundeyin.
It reads, ‘Lagos State residents and visitors are enjoined not to panic as the Police, in conjunction with other security agencies, embark on confidence-building patrols across the Lagos metropolis.
“In the meantime, all law-abiding Lagosians are encouraged to go about their lawful duties without any fear of harassment or intimidation as the Command has ensured the optimal deployment of human and operations resources towards guaranteeing their safety and security.”