July 23, 2024

Kaduna govt denies report of shooting, kidnapping on Kaduna-Abuja road

The Kaduna State Government has refuted reports being circulated mainly on WhatsApp groups, detailing alleged shooting and kidnapping on the Bishini corridor of the Kaduna-Abuja Road at 9pm on Wednesday, 12th June 2024.

A statement issued by the Overseeing Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, Samuel Aruwan on Thursday said, “As of this moment, 5:30pm, Thursday 13th June 2024, all traditional rulers, community leaders and security forces from within and around Katari and Bishini general areas have not confirmed such an incident.”

In the same vein, the statement explained that physical tours and painstaking checks with credible human intelligence sources have not confirmed the incident.

“From the foregoing, the report is deemed false and should be disregarded,” the statement explained.

The statement said as always, the Kaduna State Government and security forces do not live in denial of security challenges, saying that it is unhelpful and unpatriotic to thoughtlessly spread false reports.

It said, “The security forces keeping constant watch on the Kaduna-Abuja Road and the general area will continue to sustain efforts towards citizens’ safety and security.”

It added that the Kaduna State Government would equally remain open, engaging and providing support for peace and security.

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