Saturday, 25 May 2013
Officials Deny Militant Attack On Government High School In Kano
Several officials have denied earlier reports that gunmen attacked a national unity high school-Federal Government College- in Kano late night.
SaharaReporters called several officials of the National Emergency Management Agency in Abuja- all of them said there was no record of an attack on the boarding school or its neighborhood in Kano.
Also, the Commandant of the Airforce base in the troubled city told our reporters that he heard the rumor via text message, but he stated that his checks on the area did not produce any information about an attack.
The police spokesperson in Kano did not return calls.
POLICE OFFICIAL STATEMENT DENYING ATTACK
The attention of the Police High Command has been drawn to rumours
currently being peddled in both d social and other mass media to d
effect dat Federal Govt Colege Kano is being (or had been) attacked by
gun. This is FALSE in its entirety. It is not just a wicked rumour but
a very dangerous one - capable of causing panic and untold
pychological trauma on parents and relatives of students of d school
and also unwittingly drawing d attention of d enemies to an
institution that they might not have considered as a target in d 1st
We therefore wish to appeal to members of d public to always
cross-check their stories/information with appropraite authorities b4
publishn same. Our doors are open and we ready to entertain and attend
to all enquiries- even at odd hours.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police and other Security agencies will
continue to do their best to ensure d adequate protection of d lives &
property of all Nigerians at all times.
(Signed- CSP Frank Mba- Police Spokesman, FHQs, Abuja