December 4, 2022



In Abuja, Police dismiss ISWAP existence


The Commissioner of Police in control of the FCT, CP Babaji Sunday, has tasked residents to eschew panic-driven technology and promulgation of pretend information.

That is because the command has assured that Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists weren’t in any a part of the territory as being speculated in a piece of the media.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Josephine Adeh, in a press assertion in Abuja, mentioned: “…It’s within the constructive curiosity of one and all to state that an finish has to come back to the period of panic-driven technology and promulgation of pretend information.

“The most recent of such is an faulty publication in circulation in a piece of the media suggesting terrorist invasion by the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) into the outskirts of the territory making battle chants as they stormed the Karshi resident of a Defence journalist.

“The information is baseless on all fronts because the mentioned journalist refuted all highlighted elements maliciously amplified to recommend a terrorist invasion. Preliminary investigation additionally reveals that nothing of such occurred within the talked about space and the FCT as a complete. “Residents are subsequently urged to go about their lawful duties with out the worry of harassment and molestation of any variety or from any quarters.”

In response to the PPRO, “FCT Police Command in a bid to maintain and strengthen the territorial safety has in current occasions revisited the present safety structure, refactor challenges, and proffer corresponding options to the rising dynamics of crime and criminality within the territory.

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“Consequent upon the above the Command in a short time has recorded a number of arrests of gunrunners, interrupted channels of prohibited substances /drug peddling, and arrested perpetrators.

“The detection and destruction of imminent prison hideouts and execution of a normal safety sweep from the town facilities to the suburbs displacing prison components have additionally been evident with the above.” 

DSP Adeh additional acknowledged that, “CP Babaji Sunday whereas reassuring residents of the command’s unflinching dedication to bringing crime and criminality to the barest minimal enjoined members of the general public to all the time confirm information earlier than circulating such info.

“He emphasised the necessity to maximise the supply of the varied channels of grievance of the command in promptly reporting suspicious or irregular actions as follows: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, whereas the Public Grievance Bureau (PCB) desk, might be reached on: 0902 222 2352.”