Jennifer Robert and an unidentified person were not killed at the Ochacho Carnival, held in Otukpo, Benue State, according to sources.
It was earlier reported that the duo were killed at the carnival.
However, it has been gathered that the incident reportedly happened two streets away from the venue of the carnival.
A source claimed that all the security men attached to the carnival were all tagged and given the mandate to secure the corporate event to ensure that everyone abided by all COVID-19 protocols.
The fake reports, according to the source, were to discredit the successful carnival that went viral.
An online platforms had reported that gun shots were heard around 11:00pm when policemen, believed to be on duty at the event, tried to molest fans at the venue.
But an inside source said that a drunk gun-wielding Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps officer, identified as Adakole Kapon, opened fire on the female victim, Jennifer Robert, over a yet to be established dispute between them which left her dead.
The source stated: ”Let me inform the general public that the said incident did not occur at the venue of the Ochacho Carnival.
“The incident happened at some two streets away from the venue of the carnival.
“An allegedly drunk gun-wielding Civil Defense officer simply identified as Adakole Kapon opened fire on the female victim, Jennifer Robert, over a yet to be established dispute between the both of them and left her dead.
“It was also reported that a stray bullet hit the male victim who also died on the spot,” he said.
After the shooting, report says attempts by Mr. Adakole Kapon to escape the area met a brick wall as passersby rushed to the venue of the incident and apprehended the gun-wielding Civil Defense officer who has been taken to the Otukpo Divisional Headquarters of the Nigerian Police for further actions.
At the venue, large quantities of nose masks and hand sanitizers were made available to all participants in other to prevent person-to-person transmission of the dreaded COVID-19 virus.
“Let me advise rumour mongers and hired propagandists who are out to tarnish the enviable image of King Muhammed Adah, also known as Ochacho, to desist from such forthwith. Otherwise legitimate actions would be taken against anyone found wanting in this regard.”
“While we appeal to the public, especially supporters and fans of King Muhammed Ochacho, to exercise calmness and remain law-abiding in the face of this ignoble act since the Nigerian Police, Otukpo command has launched full investigation into this killing, we pray for the soul of the victims to rest in the Lord,” the source concluded.