Its fake news; 30 persons not killed in Abuja – Police

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has dismissed reports making the rounds that about 30 residents were killed in the Kuje Area Council.


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Unconfirmed reports surfaced last week claiming that 30 people had died in a landslide in the nation’s capital due to illegal miners’ actions.

DAILY POST recalls that the report emanated from the maiden meeting between the FCT minister, Nyesom Wike, and the six area council chairmen last Thursday.

However, the FCT Commissioner of Police, Haruna G. Garba, in a statement issued on Tuesday by the command’s spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh, debunked the report as false.

The statement reads: “Commissioner of Police Garba wishes to enjoin the residents of the Federal Capital Territory to disregard the news making the rounds that about 30 persons were killed as a result of a landslide due to mining activities in Kuje Area Council, as no such incident took place.

“This misleading information is not only intended to cause fear and panic among Nigerians but also to make people believe that FCT is not safe. The Federal Capital Territory is the safest and most secure part of the country. It is on this note that the CP warns the non-state actors involved in purveying misleading information to desist from that.”

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