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 has 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.
The Governor of Plateau State Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong has directed security agencies to track and fish out the purveyors of such fake information whose objective is to cause panic and crisis.
The public is also advised to desist from sharing such fake information as it can lead to unpleasant consequences for innocent persons.
Dr. Makut Simon Macham
Director of Press & Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State.
28th August 2021.