The police in Adamawa have denied an online report that Boko Haram insurgents and bandits attacked Dabna and Kwabre villages in Dugwaba District of Hong Local Government Area, the hometown of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.
The police spokesman in the state, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, said there was no truth in the report. He asserted that the people of Dabna and Kwabre villages had abandoned their homes as a result of alleged attacks.
Nguroje told the News Agency of Nigeria that the police command had deployed anti-terrorism and anti-kidnapping squads, as well as undercover agents to the area but said the police had yet to receive any report of terrorism attacks.
“As security personnel, we do not play with any information that borders on insecurity.
“The command immediately deployed anti-terrorism squad and intelligence officers to the suspected areas and so far there has been no report of attack or people fleeing their villages,” Nguroje said.
The police said they also reached out to the District Head of Dugwaba, Simon Yakubu, to verify the report of the online platform.
“The traditional chief dismissed the claims of the online platform and described them as misleading,” Nguroje said.
“The report is malicious and was intended to mislead and create confusion in our communities.
“The purported report is from the enemy of peace and progress who doesn’t want to see people living in peace and harmony with one another,” Yakubu reportedly told the police.