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FCT Commissioner Of Police Direct Investigation Into Sources Of Deliberately Crafted And Panic-Provoking Writeups

….Says no single shot was fired on Dantata Bridge and Minister’s Hill.

….Urges residents to disregard news of sporadic shootings

FCT Police Command has commenced investigation into the sources of a series of erroneous writeups and publications making the rounds, especially on the social media spaces, suggesting that there was heavy gunfire simultaneously around Dantata bridge in Lugbe and Minister’s hills in Maitama yesterday 26th July 2022

According to a press release signed by the FCT Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh, anipr, she said that following the receipt of the news, the Command’s Intelligence and Tactical asset drifted to the scene where the news was found false.

The Command spokesperson further said that having maintained monitoring and surveillance of the area all night, and with the intelligence at the disposal of the Command, it is important to categorically state that the news is on every scale unfounded and should be disregarded. Members of the public are therefore enjoined to eschew the generation and promulgation of fake/ unverified news and go about their lawful business without the fear of harassment or molestation of any kind from any quarters.

FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Babaji Sunday

The FCT Commissioner of Police CP Babaji Sunday further said that the news and many other maliciously crafted write-ups are targeted at promoting panic and apprehension in the Territory.  He urged residents to only believe information released from official stables.

Meanwhile, the CP has reassured the residents of the FCT OF an unalloyed commitment to the safety of all and sundry in the Territory as he called for calm.

He urged residents to only believe information released from official stables.

“While the Police continue its quest on bringing crime and criminality to the barest minimum in the Territory, Residents are urged to remain vigilant, and report any suspicious or abnormal occurrence to the Police through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, while the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, could be reached on: 09022222352, the statement concluded.

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