By Jude Michael
The Anambra State Police Command has said it will arrest people trying to cause panic in the state by circulating old videos of attacks on security operatives.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the State Police Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, stated this in a press release sent to Fides.
Ikenga said some people had been sharing videos of an attack on soldiers in Umunze last year and purporting them to be a recent happening with the intention to portray the state as being insecure.
The release read: ‘The Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, CP Aderemi Adeoye, has described as enemies of the people, persons sharing old video clips of burning of a commercial bus at Nanka and killing of soldiers at Umunze, both of which happened last year during the dark days of insecurity.
‘The Commissioner of Police who described the antic of recycling such old video clips as vile propaganda, has warned purveyors of false alarm who seek to create fear in the mind of the public that they will be brought to book.
‘The Commissioner has tasked the Cybercrime Unit of the Nigeria Police Force to track down those exhuming the old videos to create panic and fear among the populace.
‘He wishes to re-assure Ndi Anambra that the Police and sister security agencies will always go the extra mile to secure them against agents of darkness that do not mean well for them or for the Nation.
‘He called on Ndi Anambra to disregard the videos and not help enemies of progress to share them.’