26th January, 2015
The Katsina Police Command on Sunday dispelled rumour over the alleged murder of Malam Ballo Isyaku, Principal of Government College, Katsina, who released General Muhammadu Buhari’s result.
The command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Aminu Sadiq, made the denial to newsmen in Katsina.vHe said that the command had contacted top officials of the ministry of education and they confirmed that the principal was hale and hearty.
Sadiq said that the command had also contacted the Commissioner for Education, and the Zonal Director of education, who assured the police that the rumour was false. “We are surprised to read the story online that the principal had been killed by unknown gunmen.”
“The command wish to state that the principal in question is currently organising a naming ceremony”.
The PPRO called on the members of the public to disregard the publication as the handwork of mischief makers, adding that some disgruntled elements were out to cause disaffection among the residents of Katsina.
Rumours about the assassination of Isyaku for releasing the certificate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate has been trending in the social media.