ENUGU — The Chairman Nsukka Local Government Area, Barr. Cosmas Ugwueze has disowned a trending video on social media alleging the killing of soldiers in his LGA in Enugu State.
In a statement by Ejike Okpe, the Media Assistant to Chairman Nsukka LGA Chairman described the video as another blatant falsehood trending on social media.
“The attention of the Government of Nsukka LGA, under the able leadership of Hon Barr Cosmas Ugwueze, has, once again, been drawn to another blatant falsehood trending on the social media, showcasing a bloody, horrendous scenery of a savage massacre of men suspected to be Nigerian Military Officers, claimed to have happened in Nsukka LGA,” the statement reads.
“The said video also showcased pictures of a torched patrol vehicle donning army colours,”
“The incident is clearly not within Nsukka LGA as no single military officer has ever been killed in any part of Nsukka LGA nor has a military vehicle ever been burnt down,” Okpe says.
He further declared that it is evident that mischief-makers and fake news peddlers are out to leverage on the unfortunate prevailing security challenges bedeviling the Nigerian nation to create fear, despair, and trepidation among the good people of Nsukka LGA; they are out to make the hitherto peaceful Nsukka LGA look unsafe.
The statement then urged the good people of Nsukka LGA and indeed, the general public, to jettison, throw overboard and discard the video and its content.
“Barr Cosmas Ugwueze, the Executive Chairman of Nsukka LGA, therefore, urges the good people of Nsukka LGA to remain calm, peaceful, and confident as security of lives and property remains paramount to his government.”
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