Police Refute Claims of Mass Kidnapping of Over 200 in FCT Communities, Stress the Need for Accurate Reporting

Police Refute Alleged Mass Kidnapping:

The police have countered reports claiming the abduction of over 200 individuals by bandits in certain communities within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

They clarified that while there have been instances of abduction in these areas, the exaggerated figure was intended to instill fear and unrest among the public.

Official Statement and Clarification:

Commissioner of Police, Haruna G. Garba, urged citizens to exercise caution when sharing potentially misleading information.

He emphasized the commitment of the FCT Police Command to eradicate criminal activities and ensure the safety of residents.

The statement addressed the recent rumors about mass abductions, highlighting the actual situation and efforts made to enhance security measures.

Measures Taken by the Police:

The Commissioner visited communities in Bwari, engaging with local leaders, evaluating security arrangements, and deploying additional police personnel and armored vehicles to tackle the situation.

Detailed security strategies were withheld from the public for their effectiveness and to avoid jeopardizing ongoing efforts.

Call for Cooperation and Reporting Suspicious Activity:

The police urged the populace to refrain from sharing misleading posts and encouraged collaboration with law enforcement agencies.

Additionally, citizens were encouraged to report any suspicious activities or distress calls via designated emergency hotlines provided by the FCT Police Command.

Emphasis on Public Vigilance:

CP Haruna G. Garba emphasized the importance of citizens’ cooperation and vigilance, reiterating the need for the public to promptly report any unusual or suspicious incidents.

The official emergency lines were reiterated for citizens to report distressing situations, reinforcing the commitment to ensure a safer environment for everyone in the FCT.

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