Federal Capital Territory Police Command has debunked the news in some sections of social media alleging that the ‘University of Abuja has been attacked by bandits.’
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Yusuf Mariam enjoined the public to disregard the message.
“The Command wishes to state categorically that there is no record of such incident as at 2200hrs of Tuesday 27th April 2021, hence, members of the public are enjoined to disregard the message which is not only mischievous but intended to cause tension amongst residents.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma has ordered uninterrupted patrols around schools within the FCT. In view of the above, the Command urges residents to remain calm, law-abiding and verify every information they receive to avoid causing panic amongst members of the public.
“Therefore, we wish to reaffirm our undeterred resolve towards the protection of lives and property within the Federal Capital Territory.
“The Command 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, to the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) number: 09022222352”, he said.