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Killing of 21 soldiers in Anambra not true — Police

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Police authorities in Anambra State have refuted the alleged killing of 21 soldiers of the Nigerian army in the State during an ambush by gunmen suspected to be members of the Biafra Liberation Army.

The spokesman of the command in Anambra, SP Tochukwu Ikenga in a statement, described the report as untrue, a product of fiction, and the handiwork of mischief-makers.

According to Ikenga, investigations by the command, showed that there was no record of such incident.

The police image maker further noted that the report was simply concocted by unscrupulous elements to cause unnecessary tension in the state.

Ikenga however, urged the general public to disregard the report.

Part of the statement reads, “Anambra State Police Command is aware of a misleading, unfounded, and false report titled Gunmen Kill 21 Soldiers in Anambra recently peddled by some online media and national dailies. The Command wishes to state that the report is untrue, a product of fiction, and the handiwork of mischief-makers.

“Also, the Command in dismay at the news, has observed that the said hospital mentioned in the report, where the corpses of the soldiers are allegedly kept, does not exist in Awka, the State Capital.

“Further inquiries were made by the Command, showing that there is no record of such an incident or otherwise, but deliberate acts by unscrupulous elements are to cause tension in the state. Therefore, the Command shall not hesitate to invoke relevant cyber laws on persons found wanting in this regard.

“However, the Command urges the public to disregard the report.”

 

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