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Police speak on attack on Atiku witnesses in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Police Command have denied reports of an attack on the witnesses of Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

This was after the counsel to Atiku told the Presidential Election Tribunal that the witnesses were attacked in Zamfara State.

However, a statement issued by the command’s public relations officer, SP Muhammad Shehu, revealed that no such attack was recorded in the state.

He said:

“The attention of the command has been drawn over newspapers stories published by some national dailies on Saturday 13 July, 2019.” “That some witnesses of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar who were travelling from the state to Abuja have been attacked in the state.

“According to the reports, the witnesses were traveling to Abuja from Zamfara to give witness at Presidential Aspirant Election Tribunal in Abuja. “They claimed to have been attacked by bandits in Zamfara state, a situation that forced them to scamper into the bush which forced the court to adjourn sitting.

“As far as the state police command is concern, the claim is not true and has no basis; we wish to draw the attention of members of the public that the story is not true.

“Based on the crime statistics available to the command, there was no attack by bandits either on villages or on any person or group of persons traveling on any highway in the state,’’ he said.

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