Police personnel have been deployed to different parts of Lagos state to prevent the breakdown of law and order in the enforcement of the ban on commercial motocyclist called Okada.
In a statement on Sunday, the police spokesperson in the state, Benjamin Hundeyin said
this in response to a social media message.
The message, which has been forwarded many times on WhatsApp, said there is a planned riot by Okada riders on Wednesday.
According to the message, the planned riot is to protest the ban.
Following the mob attack that led to the death of David Imoh, a sound engineer in the Lekki area of the state, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu imposed a ban on six local government areas.
The ban is effective June 1.
Hundeyin said the police are aware of the message, but that there is no “cause of alarm” as “all necessary human, material and operational resources have been deployed across the state to forestall any breakdown of law and order.”