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3 arrested over fake news in Southern Kaduna

Three persons have been arrested over fake news of impending attack in some communities in Southern Kaduna.

The suspects were arrested in Sabon Kaura village, Zangon Kataf local government of Kaduna State by military intelligence and troops attached to the Operation Safe Haven (OPSH).

The Sector 7 Commander of OPSH, Col. David Nwakonobi disclosed this while receiving Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan who visited the Sector 7 Headquarters on a working visit on Tuesday.

“We are happy to receive you and will want the government to know, that we have arrested three persons that phoned Ungwan Kwaki village in Jema’a local government to deliver fake news of an impending attack that caused panic,” he said.

He said the troops tracked the phone used by the suspects and arrested Joel Luka, Emmanuel Daniel and Sylvester Daniel, who claimed to be Fulani from Dangoma coming for an attack, which was later found out to be fake news.

He said there was pandemonium in the community as a result of the fake news, causing women, children and the aged to be evacuated.

He added that the suspects, who are under18, have confessed to be brain behind the fake news and will be handed over to the appropriate agencies.

 

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