Police debunk invasion of Ekiti market by gunmen

Police debunk invasion of Ekiti market by gunmen

Ekiti Police Command on Thursday says the reported invasion of Shasha market in Ado-Ekiti by armed Hausa and Fulani persons was a hoax.
A statement issued by the command's Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu said that the report trending on social media was not just false but "a lie from the pit of hell."
He stated that the report alleging that the marauding Hausa/Fulani persons were armed with AK-47 rifles and other weapons was fabricated and spread by enemies of the society to cause unnecessary panic in the state.
According to him, a truck loaded with bags of beans, dried fish, onions and other food items from Sokoto State heading to Akure in Ondo State stopped-by at Shasha Market junction, Ado-Ekiti to offload five bags of fish on June 9 at about 5 pm.
"In the process, they were accosted by Amotekun personnel and interrogated but were later cleared to offload the bags of fish and proceed with their journey.
"This was after confirming that nothing incriminating was found on them, as alleged.
"More so, the said truck did not even enter the market, but only stopped at the junction, and had earlier stopped by at Ifaki-Ekiti where some bags of beans were offloaded," he said.
The police spokesman implored members of the public, especially people of the state, to disregard what he called the unfounded rumour, as there was no iota of truth in it.
He pledged, on behalf of the Commissioner of Police in the state, Tunde Mobayo, that the command would continue to work with relevant bodies to ensure safety of lives and property of the people of the state.
Abutu urged everyone to remain calm and avoid any form of apprehension, but be security conscious and ensure timely report of any ugly incident or suspected person(s) found around their neighborhood to relevant security agencies.
"The commissioner also warns against formulation and spread of false alarms capable of causing apprehension in the society, as anyone found wanting will face the wrath of the law," Abutu added.


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