By Olaide Ayinde
The Bauchi Police Command has dismissed a viral report that ten people were killed by assailants in Alkaleri Local Government Area, where oil was recently discovered.
SP Ahmad Wakil, the state police spokesman, stated in Bauchi that the report was false in its entirety.
He added that the report could undermine efforts by the police and other security services to curtail crime in the state.
“It is necessary to point out that the police command has recorded tremendous successes in its fight against insecurity, especially around the Alkaleri axis.
“Following the inauguration of the Kolmani Oil Field, the command deployed more operational assets and intensified intelligence gathering and visibility patrols to decimate non-state actor activities in the area,” Wakil said.
The police advised media organisations to always verify and authenticate reports from credible sources for factual reportage.