Kaduna State Police Command has debunk a story being circulated on social media that some unknown gunmen again attack Kajuru local government area of the state.
Police Public Relations Officer of the Command ASP Mohmmed Jalige stated this in a statement issued to newsmen in Kaduna.
ASP Mohmmed Jalige explained that the fake story was purportedly issued by the National President of Adara Development Association dated 28th May, 2020 captioned Again Fulani Herdsmen Attacked Southern Kaduna Communities.
He added that, the writer reported that there are fresh attacks on some communities in Kajuru where he claimed that from January to date people were killed and many were injured and displaced from their homes.
The PPRO said the Command had confirmed two unfortunate incidents of attack on Gonar Rogo and Unguwan Arha communities in Kajuru area on 12th and 13th May, 2020 by unknown gunmen which led to killing of twenty seven innocent persons.
He pointed out that, the Command wishes to categorically debunk the story in its entirety as fake and deliberately disseminated to create fear and apprehension in the minds of peace loving people of Kaduna State and Kajuru in particular.
ASP Mohmmed Jalige noted that, the command would not fold its hands to watch certain individuals whose aims and objectives (though yet unknown), is tantamount to truncating the efforts of the Police, other security agencies and the state government in ensuring that, lasting peace returns to the affected areas.
He urged all media houses to seek for clarifications on security matters through the Commissioner of Police or the Public Relations Department to avoid being caught in circulating fake news as the consequences of such would be very dire.
According to him, the Command has upgraded security within the affected areas of Kajuru and Kasuwan Magani, by deploying more Police men in synergy with other security agencies on the directive of the Commissioner of Police CP Umar Musa Muri to ensure that there is no further break down of law and order in the area.
The Command assures Public that, no stone will be left unturned to apprehend the perpetrators of the attacks recorded on 12th and 13th May, 2020 with a view to bringing them to book.e advised people to go about their lawful businesses, while the circulators of the fake news are warned to desist from such acts, as they would be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.