The Anambra State Police Command has stated that it will arrest anyone who attempts to instill fear in the state by disseminating outdated recordings of attacks on security personnel.
DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, the state police command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), announced this in a press statement provided to JANESCOPE.
According to Ikenga, some people have been distributing footage of an attack on soldiers in Umunze last year, claiming they were current, in order to depict the state as vulnerable.
“The Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, CP Aderemi Adeoye, has described as “enemies of the people” persons sharing old video clips of a commercial bus burning at Nanka and soldiers being killed at Umunze, both of which occurred last year during the dark days of insecurity.”
“The Commissioner of Police, who described the practice of reusing old video clips as vile propaganda, has warned purveyors of false alarm who seek to instill fear in the minds of the public that they will be prosecuted.”
“The Commissioner has tasked the Nigeria Police Force’s Cybercrime Unit to track down those exhuming old videos in order to instill fear and panic among the populace.”
“He wishes to reassure Ndi Anambra that the Police and sister security agencies will always go above and beyond to protect them from agents of darkness who do not wish well for them or the Nation.”
“He urged Ndi Anambra to disregard the videos and not assist enemies of progress in disseminating them.”