Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police Command has refuted viral messages on social media claiming that bandits attacked the University of Abuja.
The police advised Abuja residents to disregard what it described as a rumour.
A statement issued by spokesperson Yusuf Mariam said: “The FCT Police Command wishes to debunk the viral message in some sections of the social media purporting that the ‘University of Abuja has been attacked by bandits.
“The Command wishes to state categorically that there is no record of such an incident as at 2200hrs of Tuesday 27th April,2021, hence members of the public are enjoined to disregard the message which is not only mischievous but intended to cause tension amongst residents”.
Commissioner of Police Bala Ciroma, according to the statement, has ordered uninterrupted patrols around schools within the FCT.
Mariam said: “The Command urges residents to remain calm, law-abiding and verify every information they receive to avoid causing panic amongst members of the public.”