The Kogi State Police Command on Friday said no 18 traders kidnapped in Kogi state as published in some online media.
This was contained in a press statement issued on Friday by the DSP William Aya the
police public relations officer of the command.
The statement read thus, “The attention of the Kogi State Police Command has been drawn to some media publications that eighteen (18) traders have been kidnapped in Kogi State.
“The Command wish to state categorically clear that no such incident occurred nor reported any where in Kogi State. The news of the purported kidnapped of the 18 Kano traders in Kogi State is fake and capable of misleading the public on the Security situation in the State.
“It is pertinent to let the public be aware that, the Kogi State Police Command in collaboration with other Security agencies is determined to guarantee the protection of lives and property in the State.
“The Commissioner of Police Ede Ayuba Ekpeji urges members of the Press as well as social media handlers to always find out the true nature of incident and its location before publishing the story so as not to misinform the general public and create mistrust among the good people of Kogi State and Nigeria in general,” the statement added.