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No Igbo boy burnt alive in Kaduna — Police

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CONTRARY to reports of an Igbo boy who was burnt alive in Kaduna State that made the rounds on social media yesterday, Kaduna State Police Command says there was no iota of truth to the rumour.

Dismissing the report as absolutely false and handiwork of those hell-bent on instigating ethnic tension in Nigeria, Commissioner of Police in Kaduna State, Ali Janga described it as fake news, urging people to disregard the information.

Janga cleared the air on the report in Kaduna while speaking to newsmen through the Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Yakubu Sabo.

“The writer consciously avoided giving details of the location and name of people involved to paint his fictitious story. The command wishes to state that there was no report of such incident and the story is entirely a fabrication, maliciously intended to incite crisis and create fear in the minds of unsuspecting citizens.

The command, therefore, calls on the good people of Kaduna State and indeed Nigeria to disregard the story as fake, callously aimed at causing disaffection among Nigerians on the basis of tribe or religion.

The command warns such trouble makers to desist from making inciting publication that is capable of undermining the peace we are currently enjoying in the state and to remind the public that such act is criminal and punishable under the nation’s laws,” he said

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