Anambra State Police Command Maintains Alleged Attack in Viral Video did not happen in Ihiala

By Sunny A. Ijomah

The Anambra State Police Commissioner Mr. John B. Abang has urged the public to disregard the misleading video report and further assures them of adequate Security protection in Anambra State.

This is contained in a press statement by the Spokesperson of the Command CSP Haruna Mohammed.

CP John B. Abang urged the public to disregard the misleading video and  said incident took place at Awoidemili Community in Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State while assuring NDI ANAMBRA of adequate Security protection in Anambra State.

He said that the attention of the Anambra State Police Command has been drawn to a trending video clip which has gone viral in the social media showing a white Toyota Hilux with registration number Kogi BJK-527-AA with two male occupants fatally injured in which the recorder claimed the incident took place in Ihiala LGA of Anambra State.

The report which neither states the date nor time of the incident is absolutely misleading with the tendency of creating tension and panic in the State.

Meanwhile, preliminary inquiry conducted by the Command revealed that the alleged incident took place at Awo-idemili Community in Orsu Local Government Area of Imo state.

Victims were only rushed to Our Lady of Lourdes hospital, Ihiala where they were comfirmed dead by the medical doctor.

Consequently, the Divisional Police Headquarters where the incident took place in Imo State had since commenced investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

According to SP Mohammed, the Command wonders why the recorder could not cross check his facts with the Police in a sensitive matter such as this before sharing on the social media.

The Command insists that calls for victims’ support in accident or security related situations and indeed other reports by social media users must be distinct and devoid of mischief of any kind.

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