The Niger State Police Command has allayed fears generated by a rumoured fresh influx of bandits to the state.
The command also stated that there was no attack by bandits on Zuma Rock in Suleja nor a curfew at Kalgara in Rafi local government area of the state.
The police spokesman, Wasiu Abiodun, said yesterday that the command noted fake news circulating on social media which indicated that bandits attacked a military checkpoint at Zuma Rock and that there was massive influx of bandits into Niger State via Birnin-Gwari area.
He added that the report is false and only exists in the figment of the imagination of mischief makers whose intention is to cause panic in the public domain.
Abiodun stated that a curfew had not been placed on Kagara, adding; “It is pertinent to state that no curfew of any kind is imposed in Kagara, there was no report of such emanating from DPO/DSS in Rafi LGA and there was equally no report of bandits attack at Zuma Rock, Suleja.”
The spokesman said the commissioner of police in Niger State, Ogundele J. Ayodeji, enjoined members of the public to disregard such fabricated report and continue to go about their lawful businesses without fear of intimidation, molestation or any form of attack.
He urged the people to equally continue to support the police and other security agencies with accurate information for prompt intervention.
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