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Police debunk rumours of planned attack on mosques in Benue

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The Benue State Police Command has dismissed rumours of planned attacks on five mosques in Makurdi, the state capital, and other parts of the state as “untrue.”

In a statement yesterday in Makurdi, the Command said the rumours were the handiwork of mischief-makers and urged members of the public to disregard them.

“These are nothing but falsehood, believably meant to cause break down of law and order in the state. It is indeed a difficult period.

“However, acts of insurgency being witnessed lately have nothing to do with religion, ethnicity or political alienation.

“Therefore, to overcome the ongoing security challenges, the collaboration of all is required.

The command appreciates the calmness and understanding of the good people of the state.

“We appeal that criminal elements should not be allowed to cause any civil disturbance to achieve their selfish interest,” the statement said.

The Command appealled to the public to report all suspicious persons or group of persons to the Police.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), security has been beefed up in the town, especially, around the mosques, with armed soldiers also seen patrolling some major streets in the town, but commercial and other activities were going on normally.


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