…..enjoins residents to shun the circulation of fake news
…..reassures residents of safety
The FCT Police Command said its attention has been drawn to some malicious publications being circulated in some sections of the social media targeted at creating palpable tension amongst the well-spirited residents of the FCT, with particular reference to the alleged “kidnap of twenty persons along Zuba axis”.
According to a press release signed by the FCT Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Mariam Yusuf, she stated categorically that there is no record of such incident as at Tuesday 30th March,2021.
She said: “It is unfortunate that, these elements are unmindful of the frantic effort including proactive and reactive measures put in place by the Command in collaboration with key Community Stakeholders to tackle the emerging security challenges in the FCT.
“Furthermore, it is worthy of note that, in its bid to rid the city of all forms of criminality, the Command has foiled several attempts by hoodlums to breach the peace of the FCT and arrested over 90 suspects between January-March 2021 in connection with different criminal activities including kidnapping, armed robbery, one chance robbery etc.
“In view of the above, the Command enjoins residents to remain calm, law-abiding and verify every information they receive to avoid circulating fake news,* which is capable of causing panic amongst members of the public.
“The Command reaffirmed its undaunted commitment towards the protection of lives and property within the Federal Capital Territory.
The Command also implores residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress to the Police.