The Enugu state police command has dismissed a viral video in which some persons can be heard claiming that helicopter was spotted dropping hundreds of people on top of Ugwu-Aja hill bordering Ologo jamboree and Coal camp areas in the state on Friday afternoon, October 14.
In the viral video, two women speaking Igbo and English language made the claim.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, said the viral video was clearly doctored and that the information inside it is ”fake and purely a product of the mongers’ figment of imagination and disinformation, aimed at misleading and creating panic and confusion amongst law-abiding citizens of the State”.
Ndukwe stated that the command is mindful of the negative impacts of disinformation on public peace, security and safety in this age, and is calling on the citizenry to totally disregard the unfounded and fake video, as there is no record of such incident in the mentioned locations or any other part of the State.
He stated that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Ammani, has ordered the conduct of an intelligence-guided discreet investigation to fish out the creators and peddlers of the fake video while reiterating the Command’s unwavering commitment to ensure maximum public security and safety of citizens of the State.
”The Commissioner further calls on residents of the State to always remain law-abiding, vigilante and endeavour to analyze and/or verify tensive and misleading social media information of this nature, before acting on them.
He also enjoins them to continue to promptly report criminals and acts of criminality to the nearest Police Station or by calling the Command’s hotlines on: 08032003702, 08075390883 or 08086671202. Or alternatively send emails to [email protected].” he said