The alleged attack on the convoy of Governor Nyako as presented in a breaking news report on some television channels this afternoon is not true.
Major General, Chris Olukolade the Director Defence Information in a statement issued Friday noted that the Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako visited Michika and Shuwa areas of the State to sympathise with the communities that were attacked by terrorists recently.
Olukolade noted, while returning, the convoy came across a noticeable pandemonium which resulted from the alarm raised by some people who had mistaken a convoy movement of troops on patrol at Kirchinga village, for another impending attack by terrorists.
The Defence Headquarters said the ensuing stampede and confusion, people scampered into the bush ostensibly to escape from those mistaken for terrorists.”
“The incident which was presented as a “Breaking News” and scrolled on TV is therefore not a true reflection of what actually happened.”
It says, the report is capable of causing unnecessary anxiety and heightening tension.
The military authorities called on residents to go about their normal activities while remaining vigilant.
“The operations in the North East are being consolidated and every effort is made to stop the terrorists from continuing their atrocities in that part of the country.” the statement concluded.