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Shasha: Police debunk alleged invasion of Ekiti market by armed men

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Ekiti Police Command has described the reported invasion of Shasha market in Ado-Ekiti by armed Hausa/Fulani individuals as false.

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An announcement issued on Thursday by Mr Sunday Abutu, the command’s Public Relations Officer, mentioned the report trending on social media was not simply false however “a lie from the pit of hell.”

He mentioned that the report alleging that the marauding Hausa/Fulani individuals had been armed with AK-47 rifles and different weapons was fabricated and unfold by enemies of the society to trigger pointless panic within the state.

Abutu mentioned on June 9, at about 5pm a truck loaded with baggage of beans, dried fish, onions and different meals objects from Sokoto State, heading to Akure, Ondo State, stopped by at Shasha Market junction, Ado-Ekiti to dump 5 baggage of fish.

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“Within the course of, they had been accosted by Amotekun personnel and interrogated however had been later cleared to dump the baggage of fish and proceed ON their journey.

“This was after confirming that nothing incriminating was discovered on them, as alleged.

“Extra so, the mentioned truck didn’t even enter the market, however solely stopped on the junction and had earlier stopped by at Ifaki-Ekiti the place some baggage of beans had been offloaded,” he mentioned.

NAN studies that the police spokesman implored members of the general public, particularly individuals of the state, to ignore what he referred to as the unfounded hearsay, as there was no iota of reality in it.

He pledged, on behalf of the Commissioner of Police within the state, Mr Tunde Mobayo, that the command would proceed to work with related our bodies to make sure the protection of lives and property of the individuals of the state.

Abutu urged everybody to be calm and keep away from any type of apprehension, however be safety aware and guarantee well timed report of any ugly incident or suspected particular person(s) discovered round their neighbourhood to related safety businesses.

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