No Igbo man was set ablaze in FCT - Po­lice

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

The FCT Po­lice Com­mis­sioner, Bala Ciroma, has re­futed me­dia re­port that an Igbo man was set ablaze in Abuja.

Ciroma, in a state­ment by the com­mand’s spokesman, DSP An­juguri Manza, said the video be­ing cir­cu­lated by some per­sons on so­cial me­dia in which an Igbo man was set ablaze by al­leged irate Mus­lim youths pur­port­edly in Abuja was not true.

He said dis­creet checks had been con­ducted by the po­lice and no in­ci­dent of such na­ture was recorded or re­ported.

“It is also per­ti­nent to add that the en­vi­ron­ment de­picted in the cir­cu­lat­ing video does not rep­re­sent any part of FCT,” he said.

The po­lice com­mis­sioner there­fore urged mem­bers of the public to dis­re­gard and con­sider such video in cir­cu­la­tion as mis­lead­ing.

The com­mand re­as­sured mem­bers of the public of its pre­pared­ness and com­mit­ment to the pro­tec­tion of lives and prop­erty and to fore­stall any act that could re­sult in the break­down of law and or­der in the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory.

He cau­tioned so­cial me­dia users to be mind­ful of in­for­ma­tion they cir­cu­late through their plat­forms.

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