Christmas: Police urge public to disregard kidnap rumour on social media
The Kaduna State Police Command has urged the public to disregard the rumour going round on social media that some people dressed in military/Police uniforms were in Kaduna, Abuja, and Lagos to stop vehicles along the roads and demand for particulars and thereafter kidnap their victims.
The Command’s spokesman, Yakubu Sabo, said such was aimed at causing fear in the minds of people as the Yuletide period approaches.
He said: “The attention of the Kaduna State Police Command has been drawn to fake news mischievously fabricated and virally circulated on social media space that some people dressed in Police/military uniforms were out to kidnap travellers on the roads in the state.
“The Command wishes to categorically debunk the fictitious and misleading circulation aimed at causing fear in the minds of peace loving people of the state, particularly as we approach Yuletide season.”
Sabo said there was no report of such incident in the state, adding: “In view of the above fake social media circulation, the Command wishes to warn the fabricators of such falsehood to desist from sharing messages that are detrimental to security and safety of the state, particularly from unverifiable sources, as the Command would not hesitate to deal decisively with any person or group of persons who engaged themselves in such malicious publication.
“The Commissioner of Police, Ali Aji Janga, enjoins the people of the state to continue to support the Police with useful information that will go a long way in sustaining the peace the state is currently enjoying, rather than making fake news and passing inflammatory messages to the gullible populace.
“He equally encourages the public to use the Command’s emergency lines- 08075391105 and 07039675856- in times of distress.”
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