STF denies attack on motorists along Abuja-Jos highway

Security outfits in Plateau State deny that Jos-Abuja highway is unsafe.

 Sani Tukur

The Special Task-force (STF) an inter agency outfit in charge of security in Plateau state has debunked rumours circulating in social media that motorists travelling along the Jos-Abuja highway were attacked and killed on Tuesday.

The STF and the state command of the Police Command had issued a statement Wednesday via text message to journalists in the state debunking the alleged barricade of the highway as “unfounded”.

“The attention of the Special Task Force has been drawn to the rumors that there were attacks on motorists along Riyom-Abuja road on Tuesday 21st August, 2012, we want to inform the public that the rumors are baseless and unfounded,” the spokesperson of the STF, Salisu Mustapha said in the statement.

Mr. Mustapha held that the Riyom-Abuja road is safe for travel, he also advised the public to disregard rumours as regards the insecurity of the road.

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In the same vein, the spokesperson of the Police in the state, Abu Emmanuel counseled members of the public to desist from peddling rumours that can destabilize the state. According to him, the rumours are “unfounded and negative”.

In Jos yesterday, tension was high following the rumors spread mostly via BlackBerry Messages that the Riyom-Abuja high way was blocked by hoodlums who were killing innocent motorists.

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