- The police in Kaduna say there was no incidence where an Igbo boy was burnt alive in the state
- The police describes such story as fake, saying it was intended to incite crisis and create fear in the minds of unsuspecting citizens
- The police call on the general public to disregard the story as fake, callously aimed at causing disaffection among Nigerians on the basis of tribe or religion
The Kaduna state police command has described as fake the news circulating on social media that an Igbo boy was burnt alive in the state.
The disclosure was made on Wednesday, August 14, in a statement by the commissioner of police in the state, Ali Janga, who said that the fake news was published on Nairaland Forum.
Daily Trust reports that the police said that the story was intended to incite crisis and create fear in the minds of unsuspecting citizens.
Legit.ng notes that the statement read: “The writer consciously avoided giving details of the location and name of people involved to paint his fictitious story.
“The command wishes to state that there was no report of such incident and the story is entirely a fabrication, maliciously intended to incite crisis and create fear in the minds of unsuspecting citizens."
The police called on the general public to disregard the story as fake, callously aimed at causing disaffection among Nigerians on the basis of tribe or religion.
The statement added: “The command warns such trouble makers to desist from making inciting publication that is capable of undermining the peace we are currently enjoying in the state and to remind the public that such act is criminal and punishable under the nation’s laws.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Reverend Elisha Noma of Nagarta Baptist Church, Angwan Makiri, near Udawa, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state, was abducted by gunmen on Wednesday, August 14.
This happened barely two weeks after a pastor in charge of Living Faith Church, Angwan Romi, Kaduna, Jeremiah Omolara, was killed and ransom was paid to free his abducted wife, The Nation reports.
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