Gonin-Gora community in Gbagyi Chiefdom in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State said on Thursday reports of killings after the Sunday suicide bombing in the area were false.
Head of the community, Yusuf Sarki, said the report was “an attempt to deviate from the reality of the Boko Haram insurgency in the country.”
The residents also denied unleashing terror on non-indigenes.
The statement read, “The nation is not being helped and saved by deviating from the reality of the Boko Haram insurgency and terrorism ravaging northern Nigeria, and the country at large. And it is against this that we make the following clarifications, regarding the aftermath of suicide bombings in Kaduna State on Sunday.
“Though we are oblivious of the fact that criminals and miscreants took advantage of the scenario in Kaduna on Sunday to molest innocent people, and as well take laws into their own hands and to some extent damaged cars, properties and some places of worship, in some parts of Kaduna town after the suicide bombings that killed many people.
“But contrary to the mischievous propaganda, being dish out and given prominence in some quarters. We wish to state that no any form of mass killings or killings of whatever form took place in Gonin Gora. There is military presence and other security operatives stationed in the community that can attest to this reality.
“Those peddling this wicked propaganda have also gone to town with lies that innocent people on transit were stopped and killed. All claims that have been proved to be lies and attempt to further create confusion and escalates violence in the state.
“The records of killings of innocent Nigerians and those on transit are there for those that care to check, along Rigachikun-Zaria Road axis, Maraban Jos, Bakin Ruwa, Rigasa, Buruku-Birnin Gwari routes and Kawo areas among others.