Explosion: Police debunk media reports, urge public to be security conscious


By Isa Sa’ad, Dutse

Jigawa State Police command has debunked media reports blaming the recent explosion in parts of the State on explosive devices.

The state Commissioner of Police, CP Emmanuel Effiom Ekot who addressed a press conference in Dutse, called on members of the public to be security conscious in this holy month of Ramadan and beyond.

“I am calling on people not to allowed any unknown person to drop any package or luggage behind them and go,  they should also report any suspected movement to the nearest security for timely and appropriate action”, he said.

CP Emanuel stated that, as people of the state are gathering at different centers for spiritual activities including Tafsir, Breaking the Fasting, Midnight prayer (Tuhajjid) there is need for every one to be extra vigilant on happenings around him.

“Security is a collective responsibility, at our own side as security agencies, we are doing our best. Therefore, we are calling on the general public to also play their expected role in making Jigawa safe”, the CP added.

On the reported explosion, CP Emmanuel Ekot, however, revealed that even though there was no casualties, police are working on it to ascertain whether it was an act of sabotage or an accident.

The Police Commissioner added that adequate security personnel were deployed while all stakeholders were engaged for the peaceful conduct of supplementary election for three State Assembly and one House of Representatives seats schedule to take place in five local government area of the state on April 15, 2023.

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