Report of abduction of 50 JAMB students in Edo State misleading, says police

Police in Edo State disputed a report that some students were abducted in Okada.

The report said over 50 school children on their way to write JAMB examination in Edo state were purportedly abducted by herdsmen.

The statement signed by the Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bello Kontongs, disputed the story, calling it the "imagination of the writer."

"It is important to state that the command under the leadership of CP ABUTU YARO has not recorded such an incident in Benin or anywhere in Edo state," the statement reads.

"The command, therefore, wishes to inform the general public that the viral report making the round is not only misleading but capable of creating panic and an attempt by the authors to paint the police and other sister security agencies in Edo state in a bad light".

The police appealed to the general public to discountenance the report and remain calm as the Commissioner continues to ensure the safety of lives and property in the state.

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