The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has said that there was no shooting at Dantata Bridge and Minister’s Hill as speculated in some quarters.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the FCT, DSP Josephine Adeh, stated this in a statement yesterday, in Abuja.
Recall that some sections of the media on Tuesday circulated stories of shooting at Dantata Bridge, along Airport Road and Minister’s Hill in the Maitama area of Abuja.
“The attention of the Police Command in the FCT has been drawn to a series of erroneous stories making the rounds, especially on the social media spaces suggesting that there was heavy gunfire simultaneously around Dantata Bridge and Minister’s Hills on Tuesday at about 7:30 p.m. Following the receipt of the news, the Command’s Intelligence and Tactical Asset team were drafted to the scene where the news was found to be false.
“Having maintained monitoring and surveillance of the area all night, and with the intelligence at the disposal of the Command, it is important to categorically state that the news is unfounded and should be disregarded”, she emphasised.
Adeh enjoined the public to eschew the generation and promulgation of fake and unverified news and go about their lawful business without the fear of harassment or molestation. She further said the Commissioner of Police (CP) in-charge of the FCT, Babaji Sunday, had reassured residents of the commitment of the Command to ensure the safety of all and sundry in the territory and called for calm.
Sunday called on residents to only believe information released from confirmed sources, adding that the Police would continue its quest to bring crime and criminality to the barest minimum in the FCT.
The CP urged residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious or abnormal occurrence to the Police through 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883.