Kaduna State Government has denied claims that gunmen shot at an Abuja-bound train on Monday at Rijana village in Chikun Council.
In a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Alhaji Abdullahi Sani, yesterday, the government described the story as fabrication by mischief-makers.
“From all checks with security agencies and officials of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), the report that bandits attacked the train is not only false but a concoction and fabrication of mischief-makers,” the statement added.
While agreeing that “the state is ridden with security challenges,” Sani said “it is uncharitable, inhuman and irresponsible to advance falsehood for personal satisfaction that insecurity lingers in the state.”
He regretted how some elite took pleasure in circulating fake news and inciting materials.
“It is unfortunate and regrettable, that what is now news and worthy of celebration is negative imagination to instil fear and confusion in the hearts of the citizenry,’’ he added.