The Bauchi state Police Command has debunked the recent viral publications alleging that 11 people were killed in the newly oil-discovered communities.

In a statement released by the spokesperson of Bauchi State Police Command, SP Ahmed Mohammad wakil Anipr,

Police Public Relations Officer, the statement reads:

“The attention of the Bauchi Police Command has been drawn to viral media publications in some sections of the media dated 11th December 2022 alleging that ten (10) people were killed in a week by kidnappers around newly oil-discovered field communities. The story is false in its entirety! 

While the aim of the promoters of the unfortunate stories is unknown such negative reports could undermine the efforts of the police and other security services in curtailing activities of crime in the state.

We, therefore wish to correct the erroneous narrative being paddled around is not true, and neither is it the reality on the ground.

It is necessary to point out that the police command has recorded tremendously successful in its fight against insecurity, especially around the Alkaleri axis. 


Sequel to the commissioning of the kolmani oil field project site, the command deployed more operational assets and intensified intelligence gathering, and visibility patrols in a bit to decimate the activities of non-state actors in the area. 

“It would have been unnecessary to respond to the deliberate misinformation, falsehood, and outright mischief by the authors of the publications but this response is necessitated by the need to set the records straight and put a stop to intending vitiated the effort of command”.

To this end, the Commissioner of Police CP Aminu Alhassan psc(+) has urged media to always ensure they verify and authenticate their reports from credible security sources for factual reportage on the reality on the ground”.


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