Police in Plateau have described as “fake” the speculations that unidentified persons have killed 230 Igbo people in Jos.
Spokesperson of the Command Ubah Ogaba dismissed the report in a statement on Sunday.
There has been tension over reports that a bus conveying 230 commuters of Igbo extraction was set ablaze.
But the police maintained that the report was malicious and an attempt by mischief makers to stir up conflicts in the state and the country at large.
“The command hereby states categorically that there is no record of such incident anywhere in Jos,” the statement read.
“We urge members of the public to disregard and stop the spread of such as fake news capable of inspiring unwarranted panic, hatred, negativity, chaos and tribal conflict among the well-spirited residents of Plateau and Nigeria in general.
“We enjoin all citizens to cooperate with the Police and other security agencies by providing prompt and useful information that will help to enhance the security of the state rather than spreading unverified information capable of heating up the polity.
“On this note, we wish to reaffirm our resolve toward the provision of adequate security within the state and even beyond.”
The police also urged residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress to the nearest police formation for prompt response.