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Police denied killing of 230 Igbos in Jos

The Nigerian police force has denied the rumoured killing of 230 Igbos in Jos, Plateau state.

A report had gone viral on social media that a luxurious bus transporting commuters of Igbo extraction was set ablaze, killing 230 passengers, in Jos.

Responding, the Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), Plateau State Command, ASP Ubah Ogaba, dismissed the report in a statement on Sunday in Jos.

He disclosed that the report was malicious and an attempt by mischief makers to stir up conflicts in the State and the country at large.

“The command hereby states categorically that there is no record of such incident anywhere in Jos.”

“We urge members of the public to disregard and stop the spread of such fake news capable of inspiring unwarranted panic, hatred, negativity, chaos and tribal conflict among the well-spirited residents of Plateau and Nigeria in general.”

“We enjoin all citizens to cooperate with the Police and other Security Agencies, by providing prompt and useful information that will help to enhance the security of the State, rather than spreading unverified information, capable of heating the polity.

“On this note, we wish to reaffirm our resolve toward the provision of adequate security within the State and even beyond,” he said.

The Spokesperson also urged residents to report all suspicious movements, emergencies or distress to the nearest police formation for a prompt response.

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