The Anambra State Police command has said that there is no truth in the report on page 8 of Vanguard Newspaper dated Monday 24th February, 2020 with the caption “Do Your Worst, Fulani Leaders Walk Out on Anambra Stakeholders, As Villagers Trail 4 Fulani Boys with 6 Ak47 Rifles from Umuawulu to Isiagu Communities”, reported by Nwabueze Nwankwo.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, SP Haruna Mohammed in Awka on Wednesday noted that the report which neither stated the date, names of the so called stakeholders nor where it took place was absolutely false and unfounded.
It further said that the report was probably orchestrated by mischief makers who were bent on causing tension and panic in the State.
“However, the command will appreciate if any individual or group will come forward and provide the police with sufficient evidence that indeed ‘villagers were said to have trailed the four boys on two motorcycles carrying six AK47 rifles and heading to Isiagu Community in Awka South where they the Fulanis allegedly resides’ as claimed by the reporter to enable the command investigate the allegation discreetly.
“The command wondered why the reporter could not cross check his facts with the police in a sensitive matter such as this before publishing.
“In view of the foregoing, the Commissioner of Police, CP John B.Abang,fdc urges the public to disregard the report and further assures them of adequate security protection”, the statement reads.
Photo: Anambra State Commissioner of Police, CP John Abang.
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