– The Kaduna Police Command has dispelled rumours of religious or ethnic crisis in the state
– The Police stated that those spreading the rumours are only being mischievous and fabricating falsehood
– The Police urged the people of the state to alert security agencies on anyone or group spreading the rumours
According to the latest statement released by the Kaduna State Police Command on Sunday, it has via the state commissioner, Malam Ahmad Abdurrahman dispelled rumours of ethnic or religious crisis in the state.
The Police Commissioner disclosed that what happened in the state was not a crisis but another incident where a person attempted to steal a shoe at a shop in Sabo Market.
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Malam Ahmad Abdurrahman while recounting what actually happened said, “What actually happened today around 12:30 pm was an incident when a person attempted to steal a shoe in a shop at Sabo Market and was sighted.
“Thus, while the suspected thief was being pursued by good Samaritans, people moving within the neighborhood started running haphazardly thinking there was a crisis.
” The situation caused pandemonium and rumours spread within Kaduna and beyond.”
He disclosed that any one spreading rumours that there is a religious or ethnic crisis in Kaduna state is only being mischievous and intentionally fabricating falsehood, which is capable of creating panic and disharmony among the good people of the state.
The Kaduna state police commissioner, however, made it known that active patrol are being carried out across the state by the Police to prevent any break down of rule and order and to also boost the citizens’ confidence in the police.
He also urged the people of the state to alert the police and other security agencies anybody or group spreading rumours of crisis in Kaduna state.