The Niger State Government has denied the supply of food materials to bandits in the state.
This is in reaction to viral video circulating on social media allegedly showing an Apache helicopter supplying materials to bandits.
It was alleged that the helicopter belonged to General Abdulsalam Abubakar and was brought down by locals who used supernatural powers to direct a hive of bees to cover and bring down the helicopter.
Read the full state of the government below:
The attention of the Niger State Government has been drawn to an image being circulated on social media of an Apache helicopter supplying materials to bandits purported to belong to General Abdulsalam Abubakar, and which was brought down by locals who used supernatural powers to direct a hive of bees to cover and bring down the helicopter.
While the story in itself is ridiculous to a laughable proportion and impresses as the figment of the imagination of an unimaginative character, investigations, however, was still carried out which proved that there was no such incident in Arina village of Shiroro LGA where it was claimed to have occurred.
The Niger State Government is alive to the machinations of the fifth columnists bent on frustrating the efforts of the government towards peace and stability, and His Excellency, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has directed that the persons responsible be traced, arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.
We implore the general public to desist from sharing these kinds of information to a wider audience and to report any similar destructive stories to the appropriate authorities so as to help us arrest persons bent on ensuring instability in our state.
Mohammad Sani Idris
Commisioner of Information