Benue state Police Command has called on members of the public to disregard rumours of planned attacks on five mosques in Makurdi and other parts of the state as “untrue”.
In a statement on Friday, the command said the rumours were nothing but falsehood and meant to cause break down of law and order in the state.
“It is indeed a difficult period; however, acts of insurgency being witnessed lately have nothing to do with religion, ethnicity or political alienation.
“Therefore, in order to overcome the ongoing security challenges, the collaboration of all is required.
“The command appreciates the calmness and understanding of the good people of the state.
The command appealed to members of the public to report all suspicious persons or group of persons to the police.