Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna State, on Saturday said nine persons lost their lives in a counter killing in Southern Kaduna.

The Kaduna State Government on Friday described as false, the news in circulation that helicopters supplied gunmen with arms at Ungwan Dankali and Tsallaken Dogo in Zaria Council Wednesday.

The State’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the security stakeholders in the state conducted checks and discovered that the report was fake.

While urging residents of Kaduna to always provide useful information to fight banditry, cattle rustling and kidnapping, Aruwan in a statement also assured the residents that the state government, together with security operatives are working round the clock to maintain peace security in the state.

According to Aruwan, “the attention of the Kaduna State government has been drawn to a story that is being circulated by certain blogs and social media pages, alleging that helicopters supplied gunmen with arms at Ungwan Dankali and Tsallaken Dogo in Zaria Local Government Area on the night of Wednesday 6th January 2021.

“Following the publications, the Kaduna State government received a deluge of enquiries from citizens, spurred by understandable concern, as to the veracity of the story.

“The Kaduna State Government hereby informs all citizens that from thorough checks conducted by security agencies and human intelligence networks, the story is entirely false and misleading. Citizens are therefore advised to treat the story as an outright falsehood, and debunk the report across all media channels.

“Security operatives are following up on the origin of the fake story.

“The Kaduna State Government remains committed to working with security agencies for peace and security. Citizens are urged to aid these efforts by volunteering useful information to security agencies and the Government, and to avoid spreading false and unverified reports.

“The Kaduna State Security Operations Room remains open for reports from citizens on the phone lines 09034000060, 08170189999 and via email: [email protected]

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