Social media has been agog by reports that a luxurious bus conveying commuters of Igbo extraction was set ablaze, killing 230 passengers in Jos.
Police Speaks On Killing Of 230 Igbo Travelers In Jos
In a statement on Sunday, Plateau State Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Ubah Ogaba described the report as fake, adding that it was a malicious attempt by mischief makers to stir up conflicts in the state and the country at large.
The PPRO, therefore, called on members of the general 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,” he said.
“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.
The spokesperson also urged residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress to the nearest police formation for prompt response.
KanyiDaily recalls that the Northern Elders Forum had advocated that Igbos should be allowed to secede from Nigeria if that is the decision of the people in the Southeast region.