The Kano Police Command has denied a media report alleging that its officers shot four persons at Shoprite located in Ado Bayero Shopping Mall Kano on June 17 .
The denial is contained in a statement signed by the Command ’s Public Relations Officer, SP Magaji Majiya and issued to newsmen in Kano on Tuesday .
“The attention of Kano police command is drawn to a media publication by Solacebase media that police on guard duty allegedly shot four persons at Shoprite Kano on June 17 .
“Police would not fold its arms and watch while law and order is broken ,” he stressed , insisting that when the stampede occurred the police acted professionally and never shot at anyone .
The command ’s spokesman further insisted that the police neither used firearm nor even teargas .
“Minimum force was used to disperse the protestants , while children and properties were professionally safeguarded by the police and sister security agencies working at the place and peace was brought under control within the shortest time .”