Police High Command Debunks Reports of Gun Attack At Federal Government College, Kano



Nigeria’s Police High Command  has debunked media reports of attacks  at Federal Government College, Kano. A statement by CSP Frank E. Mba deputy force public relations officer,at Force Headquarters, Abuja said “ the story is false in its entirety and that no gun attack or any form of security breach took place within or around the school premises.”

“The attention of the Police High Command has been drawn to rumours currently being peddled in both the social and other mass media, that Federal Government College,Kano had been attacked by gunmen.  We wish to state that, the story is false in its entirety and that no gun attack or any form of security breach took place within or around the school premises” Mba said this afternoon.

He added that “The Nigeria Police therefore wishes to appeal to all users and subscribers of social media and other forms of mass communication to exercise restraint and display high sense of responsibility particularly when such information touches on issues of national security.

The Force headquarters also   advised  “members of the public to always cross check their information with appropriate Police authority before going to the press in order to avoid spreading fears and other psychological trauma associated with such false stories.

“Meanwhile, the Acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, NPM, mni has ordered the strengthening of security and further directs all Zonal AIGs and Command CPs to ensure that security is provided in and around all Unity Schools and Federal Government Colleges within their areas of jurisdiction,statement said.

Read the full text of the  Police statement below:

 

NO GUN ATTACK AT FEDERAL  GOVERNMENT COLLEGE, KANO

The attention of the Police High Command has been drawn to rumours currently being peddled in both the social and other mass media, that Federal Government College,Kano had been attacked by gunmen.  We wish to state that, the story is false in its entirety and that no gun attack or any form of security breach took place within or around the school premises.

The Nigeria Police therefore wishes to appeal to all users and subscribers of social media and other forms of mass communication to exercise restraint and display high sense of responsibility particularly when such information touches on issues of national security.

More so, we wish to advise members of the public to always cross check their information with appropriate Police authority before going to the press in order to avoid spreading fears and other psychological trauma associated with such false stories.

Meanwhile, the Acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, NPM, mni has ordered the strengthening of security and further directs all Zonal AIGs and Command CPs to ensure that security is provided in and around all Unity Schools and Federal Government Colleges within their areas of jurisdiction.

The Nigeria Police Force wishes to reaffirm its commitment to the protection of life and property of all Nigerians and once again seeks the support and collaboration of all well meaning Nigerians towards the realization of this noble and constitutional goal.

CSP FRANK E. MBA

DEPUTY FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,

FOR: FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,

FORCE HEADQUARTERS, ABUJA.

 

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