The Katsina Police Command, Sunday, dispelled rumour over the alleged murder of Malam Ballo Isyaku, Principal of Government College, Katsina, who released Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s certificate.
The command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Aminu Sadiq, made the denial to newsmen in Katsina.
He 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 for a new born baby that came into his family.”
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.
It will be recalled that the social media had been spreading the rumour that Isyaku had been assassinated by unknown gunmen for releasing the certificate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate. (NAN)