Niger state Police refutes alleged attack reports on Military Check point

Abdul Mohammed Isa, Niger State

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Niger State Police Command in North Central Nigeria, has refuted a social media report on an alleged attacked on military check point at Zuma Rock, in Suleja, Niger state.


A statement by the Police Spokesperson in Niger State, DSP Wasiu Abiodun on Friday said “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”.


DSP Abiodun who further said part of the fake report stated that there was massive influx of bandits into Niger State through Birnin-Gwari area of Kaduna State added that “The indices which indicated that such report is fake, is the part that stated that 24hrs curfew have been placed in Kagara”, a Local Government Area (LGA) in the state.


“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 Commissioner of Police, Niger State Command, CP Ogundele Ayodeji, however urged members of the public to disregard such fabricated report and continue to go about their lawful business without fear of intimidation, molestation or any form of attack.


“The Police and other security agencies in the State are working assiduously towards ensuring a guaranteed secured environment”.


CP Ayodeji further stressed that the Police Command in Niger State is not 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.


While urging the people of Niger state to equally continue to support the Police and other security agencies with accurate information for prompt intervention, the Commission mentioned that strategies have been put in place to curtail any movement by bandits or hoodlums across the State.