The Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, Mr Samuel Aruwan⁸, says reports of helicopter supplying arms to criminals in the state is false.
Aruwan said in a statement issued in Kaduna that the report was a fake news alert.
The attention of the Kaduna State Government has been drawn to the circulation of a story by certain blogs and social media pages alleging that helicopters supplied gunmen with arms at Ungwan Dankali and Tsallaken Dogo in Zaria Local Government Area on the night of January 6.
The commissioner said following the publications, the Kaduna State Government was inundated with enquiries from people of the state who expressed concern as to the genuineness of the story.
The state government hereby wish to inform residents, that from thorough checks conducted by security agencies and Human Intelligence networks, the story is entirely false and misleading.
Aruwan advised citizens to treat the story as outright falsehood and denied the report in all media channels.
According to him, security operatives are trying to trace the origin of the fake story.
He said the government remains committed to working with security agencies for peace and security.