Defence & Security

Threat to Attack Churches: Video’s old, recirculated – Zamfara Police

By Paul Michael

•    Reassures the protection of lives, properties

The Zamfara Police Command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has urged the general public to disregard a video being circulated on social media, which threatens an attack on churches and Christian worship centres, describing the video as old and recirculated.

Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Mohammed Shehu, in a statement on Tuesday, said the video was recorded during a press briefing by Zamfara State Commissioner of Police, CP Ayuba N.  Elkanah, on 8th November.

Shehu further stated that the video was culled from a confidence-building Press Briefing granted by the CP to calm tension caused by the recovery of a letter of threat to attack churches in Zamfara State.

According to him, the command reassured the public of its commitment to protecting lives and properties in the State.

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He said, “The Zamfara State Police Command enjoins the public to disregard attempt by some mischievous persons to mislead unsuspecting members of the public and cause disharmony through the recirculation of an old video, recorded since 8th November 2021 during a Press Briefing by CP Ayuba N.  Elkanah psc (+).

“For the purpose of clarification, the Command wishes to state that the referenced video was culled from a confidence-building Press Briefing granted by the Zamfara State Commissioner of Police to calm, as of November 2021, the tension caused by the recovery of a letter of threat to attack churches in Zamfara State.

”The Command while reassuring the public of its commitment to the protection of lives and property in the state, calls on members of the public and the media to disregard the video, as it is the handiwork of mischief-makers.”

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