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LG boss refutes media reports on violence in Kafanchan

18 September 2013, 19:00

Kafanchan - The Chairman of Jema’a Local Government in Kaduna State, Daniel Amos has dismissed media reports of violence in Kafanchan as mere fabrication.

Amos told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Kafanchan that there was no reprisal attack anywhere in the local council nor were people killed as reported in some newspapers.

He also dismissed as fictitious, claims in the reports that a curfew was imposed on the town.

The chairman advised journalists against writing falsehood, saying the reports were capable of inciting violence across the state.

"Given the volatile nature of the area, issues bordering on security needed to be handled with caution, and the media should help in managing crisis situations.

"Kafanchan is calm, no curfew was imposed and normal activities are going on everywhere."

Amos urged the residents to desist from peddling rumours and go about their lawful businesses.

NAN reports that women from Zauru village in Zangon Kataf Local Government had staged peaceful protest on Monday in Kafanchan over the alleged killing of a boy.

The tension generated by the protest led to the temporary closure of businesses before normal activities resumed later in the day.


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