The Osun Police Command has said that the news about bandits invading Ilesa in Osun State is untrue.
The State Commissioner, Wale Olokode stated this while addressing journalists at the Police Headquarters in Osogbo, the state capital.
He explained that bandits did not invade Ilesa nor kidnap any student in the Ilesha community.
“We heard the report yesterday and we investigated, it was found out that some people triggered the fake news and started sensing it via Whatsapp platforms.
“When the Yoruba community and Hausa community heard the fake news they started arming themselves against the attack. But the news is fake.
“Fake news is very disastrous and calamitous. Whatever information that will be pass should be authenticated otherwise it will ruin us. I want to assure you that nothing like invasion and kidnapping in Ilesha”, he said.
Olokode then called on residents of Osun to desist from sharing unconfirmed information or any form of information that can cause uproar in the state.