The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) says it did not issue any travel safety tips that are circulating on social media.
The force said it has decided to set the records straight as some “safety tips” purportedly from the Department of Force Intelligence (DFI), for inter-state travellers in the country have been flying on social media for some days now.
This was contained in a statement released on Saturday by the force Spokesman, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
“The “safety tips” in question did not originate from any official department within the Nigeria Police Force. We want to emphasize that these tips are not endorsed or issued by us,” the statement reads.
“While the safety of Nigerians is a top priority, it’s essential to seek information from reliable and official sources as misinformation, especially when it exaggerates the security situation, can cause undue panic.”
According to the statement, “Members of the public are encouraged to rely on official information provided by our social media handles and other authorized sources for accurate and up-to-date information regarding security and safety.”
The statement released the NPF social media handles as “Twitter: @PoliceNG, Facebook: Nigeria Police Force, Instagram: nigeriapoliceforce, TikTok: @ngpolice.”