The Kaduna State Police Command has dispelled rumours of ethnic and religious crisis in the state.
The Commissioner of Police Ahmad Abdurrahman said at a news briefing in Kaduna that the state was peaceful and calm. He explained that the stampede which occurred in Sabon Tasha and Mararraban Rido areas of Kaduna metropolis had nothing to do with ethnic or religious crisis.
The Police Commissioner said what happened was an incident when a person attempted to steal a shoe in a shop at Sabo Market and was sighted.
According to Abdurrahman, those linking the stampede to ethnicity or religion are only being mischievous and intentionally fabricating falsehood to create panic and disharmony among the good citizens, so as to destabilize the existing peaceful atmosphere in the State.