Sequel to the report widely shared on the blogosphere about a purported hijack of GUO, Ezenwata and Young Shall Grow luxury buses conveying passengers along Lokoja-Okene express way in Kogi state to unknown destination. The Kogi State Police Command has denied such rumour, affirming that nothing of such happened.
The rumour indicated that the incident occurred at Lokoja expressway after Okene.
It was stated that the suspected bandits separated all the passengers of northern origin and made away with those from the Southeast after executing the drivers of the luxury buses.
An anonymous said, “the Fulani bandits separated all the passengers of northern descent from others; and made away with those from the south east after executing the drivers.”
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP William Ovye Aya said the story is not only the figment of the imagination of the author, but totally false, fake, malicious and aimed at manipulating the mindset of Nigerians and to hamper the peaceful coexistence in the country.
He further said “This same report was on social media in 2019 which was later found out to be fake news. The story never happen in Kogi State. This further revealed how the author aimed to cause disunity among Nigerians.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, while quoting the State Commissioner of Police, Edeh Ayuba Ekpeji urged all peace-loving citizens of Kogi State and the country at large to discredit such mischievous information.