Killing of 21 soldiers in Anambra: We'll invoke relevant cyber laws on fake news peddlers - Police
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Killing of 21 soldiers in Anambra: We’ll invoke relevant cyber laws on fake news peddlers – Police

Anambra State Police Command has dismissed as misleading, unfounded and false report being peddled by some online media and national dailies alleging that gunmen killed 21 soldiers in the state.

Spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga in a statement on Wednesday said the hospital mentioned in the report where the corpses of the soldiers were allegedly kept does not exist in Awka, the State Capital. 

He urged the public to disregard the report, warning that the Command would not hesitate to invoke relevant cyber laws on persons found peddling such unfounded reports.

He said, “The Command is aware of a misleading, unfounded, and false report titled, “Gunmen Kill 21 Soldiers in Anambra” recently peddled by some online media and national dailies. 

“The Command wishes to state that the report is untrue, a product of fiction, and the handiwork 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. 

“Therefore, the Command shall not hesitate to invoke relevant cyber laws on persons found wanting in this regard. 

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

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