Imo Police deny video showing killing of officers in Emekuku,says it happened in Ebonyi

The Imo State Police Command has debunked the video making the rounds in the media purporting the attack and killing of police officers at Emekuku in Owerri North LGA of Imo State on November 17, 2023.


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In a statement issued in Owerri on Saturday by the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Henry Okoye, there was no record of any incident of attack or killing of police officers in Imo State yesterday.

The police spokesman said that the incident shown in the viral video happened at Nwofe Road, on the outskirts of Abakiliki Town, adding that the Ebonyi State Police Command has issued a statement confirming the attack, stating further that an intense manhunt is ongoing to hunt down the hoodlums responsible for the dastardly act.

The Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Aboki Danjuma, calls on the general public to disregard the misinformation as circulated by rumour peddlers and miscreants whose stock in trade is to circulate false information capable of causing panic and apprehension amongst the good people of Imo State.

The CP encourages Imolites to go about their lawful business without any form of fear or intimidation, as the command under his watch is relentless in ensuring the maximum safety and security of the law-abiding residents in the state as well as in sustaining the already established peace and nightlife in the state.

The CP beckoned on ‘Ndi Imo’ to continue to cooperate with the police and other sister security agencies in the state by reporting any suspicious person or clandestine activities observed in their vicinity to the nearest police station.

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