The Katsina State government has refuted the media reports on the evacuation of 38 Akwa Ibom indigenes from the state over insecurity.
Briefing newsmen on Monday in Katsina, the media aide to the state governor, Alhaji Al’amin Isah, described the reports as false and urged the public and the Akwa Ibom State government to ignore them.
He said, “We don’t even have IDPs camp in Katsina, as one of the people in the reports claimed that when she was attacked at Jibia, the military had to evacuate her to the camp.
“I believe that people just want to extract money from their state government by using insecurity in the state as a cover.
“Therefore, we are here to tell the world that the story is not true; the security situation is under control. There’s no escalation to an extent that non-indigenes are being attacked.”
Also, the Special Assistant to Governor Aminu Masari on security matters, Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmad Katsina, said the state government had contacted the leadership of the non-indigene residents on the issue.
He said the leadership had confirmed that there was no evacuation.
He assured all residents of the state that the security situation was under control.