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  • Updated: May 08, 2024

Anambra police deny alleged killing of 21 soldiers

Anambra police deny alleged killing of 21 soldiers

Nigerian Police force

The Anambra State Police Command has refuted claims circulating on social media that 21 soldiers were killed by gunmen in the state.

Reports emerged alleging that the soldiers, en route to Enugu State, were ambushed and killed in Onitsha, Anambra State, on Monday evening.

In response to the claims, the spokesman for the Anambra State Police Command, SP Tochukwu Ikenga, issued a statement on Wednesday, dismissing the reports as "misleading," "unfounded," and "false."

According to the statement, the Anambra State Police Command is fully aware of the reports but categorically denies their validity. The Command described the reports as fictitious and the work 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.”

Ikenga added that the Command should not hesitate to invoke relevant cyber laws on persons found wanting in this regard.

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

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