The Zamfara State Police Command denied reports that a group of people were giving money to people to convert them to Christianity.
The police were reacting to a viral audio message which claimed that a group of people distributed money to Muslims in a bid to convert them to Christianity in some parts of Gusau, the state capital.
However, in a statement signed by the spokesperson of the command, Mohammed Shehu, said, the police said that there is no truth in the report.
He said any person or group with facts or evidences of the alleged report to come to the police command headquarters.
Shehu said, “The investigation carried out so far by the police and other security agencies, including the undercover agency has not revealed such happening in any part of Zamfara State.”
He said investigations, however, revealed that a company, Neolife, dealing in food supplements had been carrying out marketing activities in the area which must have give rise to the rumour.
“They (the company employees) normally go round as a marketing strategy to look for customers but not to convert people to any religion”