The police in Adamawa have refuted an online rumor that Boko Haram insurgents and bandits attacked Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, the state’s police spokesman, said the news that residents of Dabna and Kwabre Villages in Hong Local Government Area’s Dugwaba District had fled their houses as a result of purported attacks was false.
The SGF is a native of the area.
The police command has dispatched anti-terrorism and anti-kidnapping units, as well as undercover operatives, to the region, according to Nguroje.
The police spokesperson stated that he has not received any information from security operatives indicating that the region has been targeted.
“The command received unverified information that people are fleeing from some villages as a result of alleged Boko Haram attacks.
“As security personnel, we do not play with any information that borders on insecurity.
“The command immediately deployed anti-terrorism squad and intelligence officers to the suspected areas and so far there has been no report of attack or people fleeing their villages”. Nguroje told NAN.
The internet claim was also disputed by the District Head of Dugwaba, Simon Yakubu, who labeled it as “misleading.”
In the communities listed in the web report, Yakubu claimed, people were living happily and celebrating Christmas.
“The report is malicious and was intended to mislead and create confusion in our communities.
“The purported report is from the enemy of peace and progress. They don’t want to see people living in peace and harmony with one another,“ Yakubu said.