The Taraba Police Command has cleared the air over media publications that a helicopter loaded with arms for alleged use of militants and herdsmen against indigenes, landed in the state.
The Police Command in a statement disclosed that haven investigated the wild allegations; it has found out that there is no truth in it whatsoever.
The Statement signed by DSP David Misal, Police Public Relations Officer on behalf of the State Commissioner of Police, CP David Akinremi, said, “The attention of the Taraba State Police Command has again been drawn to the online publications of various dailies on the above captioned.
“The Command wish to state that, the reports were investigated and found out to be out-right falsehood, misleading, unfounded and deliberate attempt to misinform the general public of an incident that did not occur which is capable of causing panic in the minds of the good people of Taraba State.
“It is unfortunate that the news making the round as regard to that went viral on online newspapers and social media.
“It is pertinent to let the general public know that the Commissioner of Police CP David A Akinremi on receipt of such report on the Sunday 21st January 2018 apart from sending out Police response teams on information gathering to the location, also personally visited to ascertain the true story of the report in the community where the said helicopter, allegedly landed loaded with arms and it was discovered that it was mere rumors that has no basis.
“It is also important to note that the community leaders were interviewed including the District head that dismissed such report.
“Finally, Taraba State Police Command is displeased with the manner in which fake information is being circulated by individuals.
“The Command therefore urged the general public to always verify information and be cautious in disseminating unreliable information in the interest of peace and public safety.”