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Lalong Describes Alleged Attack on Luxurious Bus in Jos as Fake 



By Jide Afolabi

Plateau state Governor, Rt Hon Simon Bako Lalong has described a video showing attack on two luxurious buses circulating in the social media to have happened in Jos as fake. He said that no such incident happened in the state.

In a statement issued by Dr. Makut Simon Macham, Director of Press & Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State described the video as handwork of crisis merchants and mischief makers who never wanted peace on the Plateau.

He said that the security situation in the state was under control as the curfew imposed on Jos North, Jos South and Bassa was still in force.

Makut stressed that the Governor has directed security agent’s to fish out the purveyor of the fake news.

The statement reads:

“Members of the public are advised to ignore a  social media post purportedly showing luxurious buses on fire with the caption “Plateau crises and genocide worsens as 2 luxurious buses conveying Igbos down East were set on fire with 156 passengers inside” which is fake, as no such incident happened.

“This is purely the handiwork of crises merchants and mischief makers who want to create panic and instigate violence and fear among the people.

“For the avoidance of doubt,  the security situation in Plateau State is very much under control as security personnel have been deployed to all parts of Jos to enforce the 24 hour curfew still in force, as well as also ensure compliance with the dusk to dawn curfew in Jos South and Bassa LGAs.”

Lalong advised the public to desist from sharing such fake information as it can lead to unpleasant consequences for innocent persons.

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  1. Ray

    August 31, 2021 at 8:28 am

    Lalong,now I know you are not in control of the state

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