Adamawa State Police Command has debunked an online report that Boko Haram insurgents and bandits attacked Dabna and Kwabre villages in Dugwaba district of Hong Local Government Area.
Spokesman of Adamawa police Sulaiman Nguroje said the police received unverified information that people were fleeing from the area as a result of attacks.
Secretary to the government of the federation Boss Mustapha comes from that area.
“The command received unverified information that people are fleeing from some villages as a result of alleged Boko Haram attacks,” Nguroje said.
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. He said the police have not received report from the security operatives in the area so far.
“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 village,” Nguroje said.
The police command also reached out to the District Head of Dugwaba Simon Yakubu to verify the report.
“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 was quoted as saying.