The Niger State Authorities has urged residents to ignore a viral video of closely armed gunmen purportedly shifting into some components of the state.
The state authorities made the decision in an announcement launched on Thursday by Mallam Mohammed Idris, the Commissioner for Info and Technique, NAN experiences.
Idris additional warned that anybody caught sharing faux movies with a view to driving the state and its residents into panic shall be arrested and made to face the complete wrath of the Legislation.
”Our consideration has been drawn to a viral video of closely armed gunmen mentioned to be on the entrance of a city presupposed to be Niger State territory.
“We want to state that the data is fake as no such factor occurred wherever within the state.
“The video is that of a terrorist group in Chad, however not wherever in Nigeria.
“We might additionally wish to warn hearsay peddlers to go away Niger State and apply their companies elsewhere.
“Nonetheless, we’re conscious of the present insecurity points confronted within the nation and we’re working tirelessly to flush out the terrorists inflicting this mayhem.
“Safety brokers are working bravely and professionally to revive stability inside the shortest doable time,” the assertion mentioned.
Insecurity: ‘Viral video of gunmen invading some cities faux’ – Niger govt