The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed it received a threat letter to attack churches in Gusau, the capital of the state.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Ayuba Elkanah, said the letter was dropped at the police command headquarters by unknown persons.
He made the disclosure during an interactive session with newsmen in Gusau on Tuesday.
According to him, the police were yet to establish the authors of the letter. The command, however, assured the Christian community in the state that the police would give them adequate security.
“We are yet to ascertain where the letter came from, but considering the current situation in the country, we will not just sit down and overlook the content of the letter.
“We are going to deploy adequate security to all churches and even mosques during prayer sessions and services.
“I have directed that adequate security personnel should be deployed to churches and even the mosques from next Friday.”
It will be recalled that it was recently reported that bandits have written to the Christian community in Zamfara informing them of the writer’s intention to attack churches in the state.