No kidnap of luxurious bus passengers by bandits in Kogi – Police

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The Kogi State Police Command has debunked the reported hijack and kidnap of some passengers of GUO, Ezenwata and Young shall grow luxurious buses to unknown destination by Fulani Bandits.

According to reports in some social media, the incident occurred along Lokoja – Abuja expressway after Okene.

The false report stated that the suspected Fulani bandits separated all the passengers of northern origin and made away with those from the Southeast after executing the drivers.

The Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), DSP William Ovye Aya in a statement on Sunday said the story is not only a figment of the imagination of the author, but totally false, fake, malicious aimed at manipulating the mindset of Nigerians and to hamper the peaceful coexistence in the country.

He said” This same report was on social media in 2019 which was later found to be fake news.

“The story never happen in Kogi State. This further revealed how the author aimed to cause disunity among Nigerians”.

The PPRO said the State Commissioner of Police Edeh Ayuba Ekpeji has urged all peace loving citizens of Kogi State and the country at large to discountenance such mischievous information and gravitate towards issues that unite the nation rather than those that divide the people.


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