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Police: UniAbuja not attacked by bandits

Eight students of the University of Abuja (UniAbuja), Gwagwalada, FCT, on Wednesday, received the sum of N2.2 million for undergraduate research in various disciplines.

The police command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) says there is no report of an attack by bandits on the University of Abuja.

The spokesman for the command, Mariam Yusuf, said this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.

She said the clarification followed purported reports in some sections of the social media that bandits attacked the institution.

“The 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.’

“We wish to state categorically that there is no record of such incident as at 2200hrs of Tuesday.

“Members of the public are, therefore, enjoined to disregard the message which is not only mischievous but intended to cause tension amongst residents,” she said.

Ms Yusuf added that the Commissioner of Police in charge of the FCT, Bala Ciroma, had ordered uninterrupted patrols around schools within the territory.

She urged residents to remain calm, law-abiding and verify every information they received to avoid causing panic.

The police spokesman reaffirmed the resolve of the command to protect lives and property within the FCT.

She also encouraged residents to report suspicious movements, emergencies, or distress to the command through 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, 08028940883.

According to her, the public should report police officers to the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) through a mobile number of 09022222352.

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