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Viral Video of ‘Helicopter Dropping 100 of Unknown Persons At Ugwu-Ajali Hill Is Fake’ – FACT-CHECK

The unfortunate viral video clip of alleged helicopters dropping hundreds of unknown persons on the top of Ugwu-ajali hill, bordering Ologo, Jamboree, and Coal Camp areas of Enugu is FAKE and should be DISREGARDED  – Police

The Video:

 

Read the full text of the statement by the Enugu State Police Command:

“ENUGU STATE POLICE COMMAND BULLETIN OF 14TH OCTOBER, 2022

“RE: VIRAL VIDEO OF ALLEGED HELICOPTERS DROPPING HUNDREDS OF UNKNOWN PERSONS AT OLOGO/JAMBOREE/COAL CAMP AREAS OF ENUGU; RESIDENTS URGED TO DISREGARD FAKE AND DISINFORMATIVE VIDEO,

“As CP Ammani orders discreet investigation to fish out its creators

“Following the receipt of a viral video, with female voices alleging, in a mixture of Igbo and English languages, that in the afternoon hours of 14/10/2022, helicopters dropped unknown persons, numbering about one hundred (100), on the top of Ugwu-ajali hill, bordering Ologo, Jamboree and Coal Camp areas of Enugu; the State Police Command wishes to inform residents of the said locations and the entire State, that the doctored video and information therein is fake and purely a product of the mongers’ figment of imagination and disinformation, aimed at misleading and creating panic and confusion amongst law-abiding citizens of the State.

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“2. Consequently, the Command being mindful of the negative impacts of disinformation on public peace, security, and safety in this age, is calling on the citizenry to disregard the unfounded and fake video, as there is no record of such incident in the mentioned locations or any other part of the State.

“3. Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, *CP Ahmed Ammani, FDC*, has ordered the conduct of an intelligence-guided discreet investigation to fish out the creators and peddlers of the fake video, while reiterating the Command’s unwavering commitment to ensure maximum public security and safety of citizens of the State.

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“4. The Commissioner further calls on residents of the State to always remain law-abiding, and vigilante, and endeavour to analyze and/or verify tensive and misleading social media information of this nature, before acting on them.

“5. He also enjoins them to continue to promptly report criminals and acts of criminality to the nearest Police Station or by calling the Command’s hotlines on 08032003702, 08075390883, or 08086671202. Alternatively, send emails to infoenugupolice@gmail.com.

“Signed:

DSP DANIEL NDUKWE, Anipr

Police Public Relations Officer,

State Headquarters,

G.R.A., Enugu.”

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