The Nigerian police force has issued a statement on the rumoured killings 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.
Speaking on the matter, ASP Ubah Ogaba, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, dismissed the report in statement on Sunday in Jos.
“We urge members of the public to disregard and stop the spread of such as 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 up 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, emergency or distress to the nearest police formation for prompt response.