From Rashidat AbdulRahman, Minna
Niger State Police Command has debunked fake news circulating the social media which indicated that bandits attacked a military check point at Zuma Rock and that there was massive influx of bandits into Niger State via Birnin-Gwari area.
The command debunked the fake news in a press statement issued to newsmen by Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, stating that the report is false, untrue and it only exists in the figment of the imagination of mischief makers, whose intention is to cause panic in the public domain by originating such a report.
According to the command, indices which indicated that such report is fake, is the part that stated that 24hrs curfew has been placed in Kagara, noting that no curfew of any kind is imposed in Kagara, adding that no report of such emanating from DPO/DSS in Rafi Local Government Area, as well as there is no report of bandits attack at Zuma Rock, Suleja.
The Commissioner of Police, Niger State Command CP Ogundele J. Ayodeji, enjoined members of the public to disregard such fabricated report and continue to go about their lawful business(es) without fear of intimidation, molestation or any form of attack, as the Police and other security agencies in the state are working assiduously towards ensuring a guaranteed secured environment.
CP Ogundele stressed that the Command is privy to the modus operandi of bandits as regards reprisals, due to some successes recorded against the hoodlums during their recent escapades in the state, affirming that strategies have been put in place to curtail such movement, urging Niger citizens to equally continue to support the Police and other security agencies with accurate information for prompt intervention.