Kogi Police Command dispels rumour of bandits attack.
IDRIS AHMED, Lokoja.
Kogi state Commissioner of Police, CP Bethrand Onuoha, has warned mischievous elements spreading fake security alert in the state to desist or face the full wrath of law if caught.
The Commissioner reiterated the commitment of the Nigeria Police to ensuring the safety of lives and property in the state.
A press release signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), William Aya, stated that the attention of the Nigeria Police, Kogi State Police Command has been drawn to a very mischievous and misleading report making the round on social Media.
The PPRO urged the people of Kogi state and the general public to ignore the mischievous and misleading report read as “Kogi State is hot for now. For those visiting Kogi state to see family and friends please avoid this areas; Jimgbe, Elete, Emoro, Geregu, down to Ajaokuta.
“This Fulani people are really causing problems. The Local Vigilante are engaging them seriously. From Itobe down to Idah, Ayingba is safe for now. For those coming from Lagos, pls avoid Obajana old Dangote road. Even if you are stock in traffic due to the new bridge construction please avoid the old Dangote road, it’s very dangerous. Have a wonderful evening and stay safe”.
While the Police debunked the rumour also advised the general public to ignore the fake report as there was nothing of such in any part of the state.
“The Command wishes to State categorically and unequivocally that the report is not only the figment of the imagination of the author, but totally fake, misleading and highly pretentious, mischievous and preposterous.
“The report is a deliberate distortion of facts and twisting of narratives in order to sway public perception against the prevailing peaceful atmosphere the State is currently enjoying.
This report is the handiwork of mischievous elements and agents provocateurs who are bent on giving the State a bad name for reasons known to them”, the PPRO stated.
The Commissioner of Police, according to the Command’s spokesman, enjoins the general public and the good people of Kogi State to discountenance and disregard such misguided and mischievous information.
He said he false claims do not in any way reflect the true security situation in Kogi State and urged the Media particularly social Media Handlers to always verify facts of incidents from the Police to ascertain their veracity before publishing their stories to guard against misinforming the general public.
To this end, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bethrand C. Onuoha, urges all law abiding citizens of the State and innocent travelers to go about their lawful businesses and endeavors.