The Zamfara State Police Command has denied arresting seven soldiers as being circulated on social media.
A statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Mohammed Shehu, on Saturday, noted that there was no record of any soldier that has been arrested by the command.
“The attention of Zamfara State Police Command has been drawn to a fake news trending on social media platforms with regards to the arrest of seven serving soldiers of the Nigerian Army by the command for being deeply involved in banditry activities in Zamfara State.
“The command wishes to debunk the story and further make it categorically clear that, records at the moment indicates no arrest of any member of the military as being speculated in social media.
“The command, therefore, enjoins members of the public to discountenance the fake news and further warns against spreading fake and unsubstantiated information, as any person or group found will be made to face the full wrath of the law,” the statement noted.
The command, however, urged members of the press and other social media users to seek clarifications from appropriate authorities on any information that comes their way before going on air.