The Sokoto police command has debunked the report titled “Sultan of Sokoto escapes from the window as bandits break into state Mosque kidnap 48 worshippers” currently trending on various social media.
According to an official statement from the Nigerian Police, signed by ASP Sanusi Abubakar, there was no such attack in Sokoto State, urging the general public to disregard such news.
The Statement reads;
Ref/No: AZ/5250/SKS/PRD/VOL.III/196 Date:15/12/2021 NO ATTACK ON STATE MOSQUE AND KIDNAP OF 48 WORSHIPPERS AS ALLEGED.
The attention of Sokoto State Police Command has been drawn to the above purported news in circulation on Social Media.
That, arm bandits break into Sokoto State mosque and kidnap 48 worshippers. In view of the above, the Command is using this medium to debunk such fabricated stories capable of misleading the general public and creating chaos in the minds of law-abiding citizens of Sokoto State.
It is pertinent to state that members of the public should be wary against deception and lies concocted by unverified news websites and further replicated in many online publications.