Police debunk report about gunmen killing 21 soldiers in Anambra

The Anambra State Police Command has responded to reports regarding the alleged killing of 21 soldiers by gunmen within the state.

There have been reports circulating online that 21 soldiers en route to Enugu were ambushed and killed by gunmen in Onitsha, Anambra.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Tochukwu Ikenga, the police spokesperson in Anambra, described the report as “fiction”.

Ikenga said the report is “misleading, unfounded, and false”.

“The Command wishes to state that the report is untrue, a product of fiction, and the handiwork of mischief-makers,” the statement reads.

“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 said the command will “not hesitate to invoke relevant cyber laws on persons found wanting in this regard”.

The police command asked Nigerians to disregard the report.

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