The 1 Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna, on Tuesday debunked reports on social media that soldiers killed 17 herdsmen in Southern Kaduna.
In a statement by Col. Kingsley Umoh, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, the army dismissed the report as unfounded and irresponsible.
The Army Division spokesman warned those spreading such false reports to desist
He said; “We appeal to citizens, community leaders and other stakeholders to always speak and act in the interest of peace.
“It serves no useful purposes to continue to fabricate stories about the already delicate security situation in southern Kaduna.”.
“Soldiers had tracked down suspects believed to be involved in some recent security breaches in the area.
“In total, two miscreants were killed and two are in custody in Southern Kaduna within the period from 19-22 March 2017.”