It was earlier reported from a credible news source that some unknown gunmen killed 230 Igbos in Jos. The news of the massacre was later confirmed by the Plateau Police Command. In a statement released on Sunday in Jos, the command Police Public Relations Officer Ubah Ogaba, rejected the report and called it fake news.
According to the Nigerian News Agency, it was reported that a luxurious bus carrying commuters of Igbo people was set ablaze in Jos, killing over 230 passengers, have sparked outrage on social media. However, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ubah Ogaba claimed that the report was malicious and an attempt by mischief makers to inflame tensions in the state and the country at large.
The Police Public Relations Officer urged the public to ignore dangerous rumors or fake news and go about their lawful business.
The statement reads; “The Plateau state Police command confirms that no record of such incidence exists anywhere in Jos. We ask members of the public to ignore and stop the distribution of fake news that can cause unwarranted alarm, anger, negativity, anarchy, and tribal conflict among Plateau inhabitants and Nigerians in general.
“We assure adequate security within the state as we urge the citizens to cooperate with the police and other security agencies by providing useful information that will help to enhance the state security rather than spreading unverified information.
“Residents should also report any suspicious movements to the local police unit for rapid response,” the statement concluded.
Also, in another news gathered by our reliable source, Simon Ekpa, the spokesman Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has reacted to the shocking report that five members of a family of seven died on Wednesday in Abia State after eating Suya, a popular Nigerian delicacy which was suspected of being poisoned.
It would be recalled that the incident occurred in Umueze, Umuakanu village in Umuahia North Local Government Area of the state, where the victims ate barbecued meat with an unidentified juice.
In response to the development, Simon Ekpa, who was recently disowned by IPOB, blamed Fulani residents in the area for being responsible for the occurrence, claiming that they must have poisoned food in Biafraland.
He advised the Igbos to be vigilant, noting that the country was at a critical time as a result of the insecurity. The statement was made by Simon Ekpa, in a tweet on his official Twitter page.
He said; “Five people dies after a family of seven ate suya in Abia. Every Fulani Suya vendor should begin parking their luggage back to the north. We know they have contaminated the majority of the food destined for Biafraland and other sections of the South. Our people must be extremely vigilant because we are in a critical period,” Simon Ekpa stated.
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