Following the alleged attack by unknown gun men on witnesses who were on their way to give evidence in the ongoing Presidential election tribunal on Friday, the Police has said there is no record of travellers being attacked anywhere.
In a statement titled ‘RE- TRIBUNAL ADJOURNS AS BANDITS ATTACK PDP, ATIKU’S WITNESSES’, it said, “The attention of Zamfara State Police Command has been drawn to the above captioned story published by one of the national dailies of Saturday 13th July, 2019, in which some witnesses who were traveling to Abuja from Zamfara claimed to have been attacked by bandits, a situation that forced them to scampered into the bush.
“It is pertinent to categorically state that , as per the crime statistics of Zamfara state is concern, there was no any attack by bandits either on villages or on any person or group of persons traveling on any highway in the state.
” Since the inception of the ongoing peace and dialogue initiative in the the state, attacks, kidnapping and other heinous crime in the state have been reduced drastically to about 98 percent.
The statement signed by DSP Mohammed Shehu said the situation has restored peace and stability in the state.
He said, “The rescue of over 100 persons who were kidnapped and held in captivity for months by the Commissioner of police CP Usman Nagogo is another indication that the ongoing peace process of the command is working assidously.
“Therefore, the command wishes to refute the entire story as misleading and a calculated attempt to undermine the current effort of both the state government and the police to bring lasting peace for social and economic development in the state.
“The command uses this medium to appeal to media organizations to verify their information before publication.
SP Mohammed shehu,
Police Public Relations Officer,
For:Commissioner of Police
Zamfara state command
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