After receiving a viral video with female voices stating, in a mixture of Igbo and English, that helicopters dropped over 100 unknown persons on Ugwu-ajali hill, bordering Ologo, Jamboree, and Coal Camp districts of Enugu, the State Police Command told residents of the aforementioned areas and the entire state to dismiss the report.
According to the police, the information in the video was “obviously doctored” and “purely the product of the misinformation mongers’ figment of imagination, intended to mislead and create panic and confusion among the law-abiding inhabitants of the state.”
Daniel Ndukwe, the state police’s spokesperson, revealed this in a statement that was acquired on Sunday.
The Command stated that it was urging locals to completely “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,” because of the detrimental effects that misinformation has on public safety, security, and peace in modern society.
The Commissioner, therefore, urges state people to uphold the law, be watchful, and make an effort to analyze and/or verify voluminous and inaccurate social media content.
Residents were also urged by the CP to keep immediately reporting crimes and criminal activity to their local police station or by phoning one of the Command’s hotlines at 08032003702, 08075390883, or 08086671202. Alternatively, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org by email.