An investigation into write-ups triggering anxiety in the FCT has been launched by the FCT Police command.
The FCT Commissioner of Police, Sunday Babaji in a statement signed by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Josephine Adeh, said such write-ups were targeted at heightening alarm and tension in the territory.
The commissioner prompted the residents to look out for only information published from official quarters.
Furthermore, the police command refuted publications, particularly on social media that there was a heavy gunfire around Dantata Bridge in Lugbe and at the Minister’s Hill in Maitama District at about 8 pm on Tuesday.
After learning about the report, the command’s intelligence and tactical team visited the scenes but discovered that it was false, DSP Adeh added.
“Having maintained monitoring and surveillance of the areas all night, and with the intelligence at the disposal of the command, it is important to categorically state that the news is on every scale unfounded and should be disregarded.
‘’Members of the public are therefore enjoined to eschew the generation and promulgation of fake/unverified news and go about their lawful business without fear of harassment or molestation of any kind from any quarters.’’ the statement partly read.