The government has raised an alarm over what it calls a fake 46-second audio message warning citizens to avoid the Kaduna-Abuja road to purported ethnic cleansing.
The State Security Council said the clip should be disregarded, describing it as a deliberate ploy to incite unrest in Kaduna State.
Security agencies are investigating the source of the malicious audio message and anyone found culpable will be prosecuted accordingly, it said in a statement.
The Kaduna State Security Council is also appealing to all citizens, especially those plying the Kaduna-Abuja Road, to disregard the fake audio message and go about their business.
Citizens with useful information about the criminals behind the fake audio are encouraged to contact the security agencies.