The Katsina police command has faulted a publication by Daily Post Online news paper over an attack on Zamfara State Governor’s convoy which was reportedly led to the death of two policemen. The command public relations officer, Isa Gambo faulted the report published by the News medium in a statement released on Friday.
According to the release, “The attention of Katsina state Police Command has been drawn to Daily Post Newspaper publication of today 30th August, 2019 with the above mentioned caption. However, the Command wishes to debunk the publication as mischievous and misleading capable of causing unnecessary apprehension among the good people of both Katsina and Zamfara states.
” What happened was that, on 29/08/2019 at about 20:00hrs, there was a Fatal Motor vehicle accident exactly at Unguwar Ali, Sheme village, Fasakari LGA of Katsina, involving the Police Escort vehicle attached to His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Zamfara state and a Gulf III, Volkswagen motor vehicle, with registration number GUS 82 SF, driven by one Abubakar NASIRU, m, aged 30yrs of Shinkafi LGA of Zamfara state.
“The accident occurred when the Gulf III driver tried to overtake another vehicle and as result of which he had a head on collusion with on coming police escort vehicle. Consequently, the two vehicles and another bulletproof vehicle that was following from behind lost control and summersulted into the bush. Two police men were declared dead at Funtua General Hospital, Katsina while four others including the Gulf III driver sustained serious injuries and were admitted same hospital.
“The Command urges members of the public to disregard the publication as untrue, absolute falsehood, pure misinformation and hearsay because the writer has never visited the scene of the accident but rely ignorantly on hearsay from misguided individuals who are being used to work against National interest and security.
“The Nigeria Police Force will continue to hold the Media in high esteem as a veritable partner in the fight against banditry and other forms of crime and criminality. However, they should not allow their esteem publications be used to publish falsehood capable of misinforming and misleading the public”.