The purported stories claiming the killing of 230 Igbos in Jos is a fake story created to create confusion to stair disaffection and cause disunity
The Police Command in Plateau has described the story as fake, the speculations that unidentified persons killed 230 Igbos in Jos.
ASP Ubah Ogaba, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, dismissed the report in a statement on Sunday in Jos.
The social media had been agog with reports that a luxurious bus conveying commuters of Igbo extraction was set ablaze, killing 230 passengers, in Jos.
But Ogaba maintained that the report was malicious and an attempt by mischief makers to stir up conflicts in the state and the country at large.
The PPRO called on members of the public to disregard the dangerous rumour or fake news and go about their lawful businesses.
The command hereby states categorically that there is no record of such incident anywhere in Jos.
The command hereby categorically declares that there is no record of such an incident anywhere in Jos.
We urge the public to ignore and stop the spread of fake news capable of inspiring panic, hatred, negativity, chaos and unjustified tribal conflict between the lively residents of Plateau and Nigeria in general.
We urge all citizens to cooperate with the Police and other security agencies by providing useful and fast information that will help improve the security of the state instead of spreading unverified information capable of heating up politics.
On this note, we wish to reaffirm our determination towards 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.