The Niger State Government has urged residents to disregard a viral video of heavily armed gunmen purportedly moving into some parts of the state.
The state government made the call in a statement released on Thursday by Mallam Mohammed Idris, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, NAN reports.
Idris further warned that anyone caught sharing fake videos with a view to driving the state and its residents into panic shall be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the Law.
”Our attention has been drawn to a viral video of heavily armed gunmen said to be at the entrance of a town purported to be Niger State territory.
“We would like to state that the information is false as no such thing happened anywhere in the state.
“The video is that of a terrorist group in Chad, but not anywhere in Nigeria.
“We would also like to warn rumour peddlers to leave Niger State and apply their services elsewhere.
“However, we are aware of the current insecurity issues faced in the country and we are working tirelessly to flush out the terrorists causing this mayhem.
“Security agents are working bravely and professionally to restore stability within the shortest possible time,” the statement said.
Insecurity: ‘Viral video of gunmen invading some cities fake’ – Niger govt