Police debunks alleged gunfight with immigration officers in Maiduguri



The Borno State Police Command has faulted rumours circulating on social media claiming that its men have engaged in a gunfight with those of the Nigerian Immigration Service at 707 Housing Estate.

ASP Nahum Daso Kenneth the command's spokesman debunked the allegation today in a press release.

'The attention of the Command has been drawn to fake rumours, concerning exchange of Gun fire between the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) personnel at 777 Housing Estate Maiduguri.

'It is of interest to the General Public to note that the Police has reclaimed 23 outpost across the 9 Police Division within the Maiduguri Municipality to bring Police closer to the communities and improve Police response time.

'The ownership of 777 Housing Estate outpost has not been in dispute as it belongs to the Nigeria Police and marked with Nigeria Police Insignia, the Police have moved in and mounted the Police flag Since on the 15th of November and are working amicably with the Nigeria Immigration Service who are occupying a potion within in the expanse of the compound.

'There was no dispute or exchange of fire as claimed between the Police and Immigration.

'However Borno Police Command calls on the good people of the State to disregard any unfounded news and go on their lawful business,' the statement said.

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