Don’t Spread Fake Information, Abuja is Safe- FCT Police Urges Residents
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has called on residents to stop the spread of fake news and partner with the police to defeat criminals the capital.
The FCT police made the call on Sunday in a statement issued by its spokeswoman, DSP Josephine Adeh.
The call of the police was in reaction to the worsening security situation in the FCT which includes kidnappings, armed robbery and alleged disappearances of male genitals.
The Police acknowledged that indeed the rate of kidnappings have increased as the police rescued some victims and also arrested 11 suspected kidnappers within the last one month alone.
Part of the statement reads:
“The Command wishes to state clearly that the figures/numbers in the news making the rounds are inaccurate and actually misleading, as it may incite panic in the public.
“The Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Haruna G. Garba, wishes to reiterate the Command’s unwavering commitment to safeguarding lives and property of all and ensuring that residents of the FCT sleep with their eyes closed.
“He equally advises those circulating misleading information to create the impression that there is a sense of insecurity in FCT. As Nigerian, you have an obligation to partner with the Police and other security agencies to make the city safer instead of creating trepidation in the minds of the people. The FCT remains the safest place in the country.
“Members of the public are therefore advised to give information to the police; in doing so, you may be saving life and property.”