Niger State Police Command debunks a report circulating in some social media which indicated that bandits attacked military check point at Zuma Rock and that there was massive influx of bandits into Niger State via Birnin-Gwari area, the said report further stated that DPO/DSS Rafi LGA affirmed such massive movement of bandits into the State.
The Command in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer,DSP Wasiu Abiodun described the report as false, untrue and which he said only existed in the figment of the imagination of mischief makers whose intention was to cause panic in the public domain by originating such a report.
“Further indices which indicated that such report is fake, is the part that stated that 24hrs curfew have been placed in Kagara. 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.
“Therefore, the Commissioner of Police Niger State Command CP Ogundele J. Ayodeji, psc(+) hereby enjoins 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.
“Furthermore, the Command 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, and strategies have been put in place to curtail such move, while urging Nigerlites to equally continue to support the Police and other security agencies with accurate information for prompt intervention” the PPRO stated.