Kano State Police Command has debunked some news reports that there was a terror attack in a local community, describing the report as untrue and malicious.
A statement signed by the spokesman for the Command, SP Abdullahi Haruna, on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Lawal, described the news report as a calculated attempt by the fifth columnist to disrupt peace and stability currently being enjoyed in the state.
He urged residents to go about their normal and legitimate businesses, without fear, as the Command had already mapped out strategies to ensure adequate security in the state.
The police spokesman reiterated the readiness and alertness of the police and sister security agencies in the state to ensure the protection of lives and property of residents.
The Kano police spokesman said;
On 29th October 2022, there was an online publication credited to one Bridget Edokwe of an online news outlet, barristering, alleging that ‘terrorists invade Kano Community, sack Residents, Burn Houses,’ the story was maliciously concocted to create fear, mischief, disrepute and disrupt the peace being enjoyed in Kano State.
Fact of the case: On 18th August 2022 at about 1100hrs, a report was received from a resident of Rogo LGA Kano State that, on the same date at about 0900hrs, some youths from Barbaji and Unguwar Hudu Villages of Rogo LGA suspecting that, youths from neighbouring Fulani settlement attacked one Abdulamjid Musa, ‘m’, of Unguwar Hudu and made away with his TVS Motorcycle, went to the Fulani Settlement named Dan Janfare Village and set ablaze the residence of one Magaji Wakili and Ibrahim Bala.
They also destroyed the residence of one Ibrahim Abdullahi and Hussaini Danfulani. On receipt of the report, a team of Policemen led by CSP Aminu S. Wurno, Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Rogo Division was mobilised to the scene.
The statement added;
The fire was brought under control and normalcy was immediately restored. Seven (7) suspects were arrested and subsequently arraigned before Chief Magistrate Court, Number 29, Nomansland Kano on 31/08/2022 for Criminal Conspiracy, Inciting Disturbance, Criminal Trespass, Mischief and Mischief by Fire, as follows; Murtala Doro, Idris Wanzam, Mohammed Muntari, Rilwanu Yahaya, Tarmizu Adamu, Aminu Magaji, and Ashara Adamu, all of Unguwar Hudu Village, Rogo LGA.
The Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Abubakar Lawal, fdc. appreciates the good people of Kano State for their prayers, support, encouragement and cooperation.
With the low crime rate, reduction in crime, serene and peaceful atmosphere enjoyed in the state, the good people of Kano State are enjoined to verify facts before informing the public.
Mischief makers are warned to desist from publishing fake, malicious and concocted news aimed at misleading the public and destabilizing the peace in the State.