The Police Command of the Federal Capital Territory wishes to debunk a viral message in some sections of the social media purporting that “a man got kidnapped on Nile street not far from the police station “.
The Command wants to state categorically that there is no record of such incident as of 2000hrs of Tuesday 15th June 2021 in the FCT.
ASP Yusuf Mariam Police Public Relations Officer, For The Commissioner of Police FCT Police Command, Abuja
He made this statement in a press release issued on the 15th of June, 2021.
The full text of the statement reads in part.
He also enjoins residents to cooperate with the Police and shun fake news
However, the Command enjoins members of the public to cooperate with the Police and other security agencies by providing prompt and useful information rather than circulate messages* capable of causing undue panic amongst the well-spirited residents of the FCT
On this note, we wish to reaffirm our resolve towards the provision of adequate security within the Federal Capital Territory.
The Command further implores residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through these numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653,08028940883 and to report the conduct of Police Officers, call the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) number: 09022222352