Kaduna police say no impending crisis in the state

The Commissioner of Police, Kaduna state command, Mohammed Abubakar, has said that rumours of an impending crisis in the state are false.

Early Thursday, traders closed their shops and people were seen hurrying home after rumours spread within the city that a riot was in the offing.

Mr. Abubakar in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES, dispelled the rumours and advised people to go about their businesses.

“The rumour is totally unfounded, untrue, baseless, and mischievous, and should be ignored by the good people of Kaduna State,” said Mr. Abubakar.

Mr. Abubakar also said the police and other security agencies have been deployed all over the state to check violence or criminal activities.

Kaduna State has just come out of a major conflict. About three weeks ago, unknown men attacked some churches in the state; a reprisal attack was carried out and this led to the imposition of curfew all over the state.

The curfew was lifted on Tuesday, July 5. Kaduna citizens, however, are living with their hearts in their mouths and panic even at the burst of a tyre.


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