The Kaduna State Security Council has called on Nigerians to ignore an audio circulating in the social media, purportedly of killings along Kaduna – Abuja highway, describing it as fake and mischievous.
A statement issued by the Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in Kaduna said the fake audio of purported ethnic cleansing was aimed at inciting religious fracas among Nigerians particularly residents of Kaduna state.
“A fake 46-second audio message warning citizens to avoid the Kaduna-Abuja road because of purported ethnic cleansing is being circulated. It should be disregarded as a deliberate ploy to incite unrest in Kaduna state.
“Security agencies are investigating the source of the malicious audio message. Anyone found culpable will be prosecuted accordingly.
“The Kaduna State Security Council is appealing to all citizens, especially those plying the Kaduna-Abuja Road, to disregard the fake audio message and go about their business. Citizens with useful information about the criminals behind the fake audio are encouraged to contact the security agencies.
“Anyone with relevant information should contact the Operation Centre on the following telephone lines 09034000060 and 08170189999,” the Commissioner said.