By Raph Christopher
The police in-charge of Bwari Area Council of FCT have called on the residents to disregard rumour making the round that bandits have taken over the area.
Biodun Makanjuola, the Bwari Divisional Police Officer, DPO, on Thursday urged the residents to remain calm and go about their normal business.
He asked the residents and its enviroms to dismiss rumours, which throw them into panic recently, that Bwari town had been infiltrated by some suspected insurgents who came through the FCT border with another state.
“In fact, I am surprised to hear the stories going round that Bwari town is under attack which is not true.
“I think a radio programme where some contributors said a truckload of suspected insurgents were sighted at Sabon-Bwari, a town close to Sabon-Wuse area of Niger State, caused the panic.
Makanjuola said the mentioned of Bwari could caused the confusion, saying even when he placed a call on DPO of Sabon-Wuse division, the DPO of the area was also shocked about the rumours.
“We monitored the situation throughout yesterday, to see if there would be any infiltration and we are still doing so till this morning (Thursday)” he said.
However, he said there would be tension because of the security situation of the town and the country at large, even as he assured residents that the police will continue to do their best to protect lives and property of entire residents of the area.
The DPO also said that it was possible that those sighted were migrants returning to their villages to begin cropping with the setting-in of the rainy season.