Herdsmen’s highway blockade, kidnapping video is fake news

Herdsmen's highway blockade, kidnapping video is fake news
Herdsmen’s highway blockade, kidnapping video is fake news

The Kogi State Police Command has cautioned the people to disregard a viral video claiming that herdersmen blocked the Abuja – Lokoja expressway and abducted commuters.

SP William Ovye-Aya, the command’s image maker, delivered the statement on behalf of the Police Commissioner, Edward Egbuka, in Lokoja, Nigeria, on Friday.

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Egbuka stated, “The Kogi Police Command has been made aware of the popular video showing over 500 buses and passengers stalled along the Abuja – Lokoja road due to a roadblock by herders.”

“It was stated that the video claiming that two trailers of Herdmen blocked the highway and abducted the occupants of seven buses into the jungle is a Fake news

The CP stated, “The command wishes to state unambiguously that the assertion in the video is not only a figment of the author’s imagination, but also completely untrue, malevolent, and very harmful.”

Egbuka stated that the author should have specified the location where the alleged incident occurred instead of being ambiguous.

According to him, as of this moment, no Situation Report has been received from Area Commanders, DPOs, Tactical Commanders, or other security authorities regarding this occurrence in the state.

“To set the record straight, the purported incident did not occur in Kogi, nor was it recorded anywhere in the state.

“I thus urge all peace-loving inhabitants of Kogi State and the nation as a whole to disregard such malicious information trending on social media and to engage in lawful business and activities,” the chief of police (CP) said.

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