Police Speak On Video Of Helicopters Dropping Unknown Persons In Enugu Forest
The Enugu State Police Command has said the viral video where helicopters were dropping hundreds of unknown persons on the top of Ugwu-Ajali hill bordering Ologo, Jamboree and Coal Camp areas of Enugu is fake.
Naija News reports that the command Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, made this known in a statement on Friday.
According to Ndukwe, the video ‘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 said, “The command, being mindful of the negative impacts of disinformation on public peace, security and safety in this age, 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.”
Meanwhile, the state commissioner of police, CP Ahmed Ammani, has ordered the conduct of ‘intelligence-guided discreet investigations to fish out the creators and peddlers of the fake video’.
He reiterated the command’s ‘unwavering commitment to ensure maximum public security and safety of citizens of the state’.
The commissioner, in the statement, called on residents of the state to remain law-abiding, and be vigilant.
He also asked the citizens to endeavour to analyze and verify misleading social media information of this nature before acting on them.