Kaduna state police command has lamented what it described as “fake and malicious” a story circulated on social media by the President of Adara Development Association captioned ‘Again Fulani Herdsmen Attacked Southern Kaduna Communities.’
The Command’s public relations officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, in a statement on Friday, said the story was fabricated to create fear and apprehension in the minds of people of Kaduna state and Kajuru, noting that the state government and security agencies are working through community engagement to address the killings and end reprisal attacks.
The statement read in part, “The attention of the Kaduna state Police Command has been drawn to a fake and maliciously fabricated story being circulated on social media, purportedly issued by the National President of Adara Development Association dated May 28, 2020, captioned Again Fulani Herdsmen Attacked Southern Kaduna Communities in which the writer reported that there are fresh attacks on some communities in Kajuru LGA.
“The Command, therefore, wishes to categorically debunk the story in its entirety as fake and deliberately disseminated to create fear and apprehension in the minds of peace loving people of Kaduna state and Kajuru in particular. The authority is saddened by the recent attacks on some communities in Kajuru.
“The Command is assuring the general public of performing its avowed responsibility of protecting lives and property of the citizenry. Therefore, all law abiding citizens are advised to go about their lawful businesses, while the orchestrators/circulators of fake news are hereby warned to desist from such acts, as they would be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.”