Zamfara State Police Command has described as fake the rumors making round the public that some passengers boarded in Sokoto Mass Transit were abducted at Kwashabawa village in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara.
In a statement by the Police Spoke Person SP Shehu Muhammad reads “the report is a factious imagination of a mischief-makers who derived pleasure in spreading rumors to instill fear into the citizenry.
“The true position of things was that, today at about 0900hours, a Mass transit Bus conveying passengers from Sokoto to Katsina developed a mechanical fault along the area in question. The passengers were apprehensive and jittery, hence they all scattered and took to flight, leaving the bus and their luggage” SP Shehu added.
SP Shehu muhammd further said “the Police in Zurmi got the information and rushed to the scene. They uploaded all the passengers luggage and brought the same to Police station for safe keeping avoiding miscreants stealing the passengers valuables. All the passengers later emerged and claimed their luggage and left”.
The Police Command calls on the people of the state to shun the viral video and avoid spreading the misleading information that can retard societal cohesion and progress.