The Niger State Government has urged residents to disregard a viral video of heavily armed gunmen purportedly moving into some parts of the state.
The state government made the call in a statement issued in Minna by Mallam Mohammed Idris, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy.
Our attention has been drawn to a viral video of heavily armed gunmen said to be at the entrance of a town purported to be Niger State territory, Nigeria, but discovered to be in faraway Chad.
The purported video is that of a terrorist group in Chad, but not anywhere in Nigeria.
According to the commissioner, some people are using the internet for mischief and to peddle falsehood and spread fear.
He said such people have survived long enough and shall no longer be tolerated by the State Government.
Idris warned that any person caught sharing fake videos, of whatever nature, with a view to driving the state and its residents into panic shall be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the Law.