Enugu State Police Commissioner Ahmad Abdurrahman has said that there are no police officers missing in the state, contrary to speculation about missing personnel.
Abdurrahman, in a statement released by the Command’s Public Relations Officer Daniel Ndukwe on Sunday in Enugu, urged residents to ignore the falsehood that the criminals are selling.
Abdurraman, however, warned street vendors of such falsehood and rumor to “immediately desist from their malicious intent.”
According to the Commissioner, this malicious, misleading and mendacious information was capable of generating tension and affecting the peace enjoyed in the state.
He warned that the police would ensure the prosecution of those who have the habit of selling such rumors if they do not give up.
“The attention of the Command has been drawn to the false, malicious and misleading information published on August 27 by an online blogger and replicated on social media, alleging that nine police officers disappeared in the state.
“To this end, the general public, particularly residents of the state, have been ordered to completely ignore the falsehood that mischief and mischief sell entirely.
“Such an incident did not occur anywhere in the state, nor did the Command confirm or issue any statement in this regard,” said the commissioner.
He assured residents of the Command’s commitment to protecting lives and property, as well as maintaining law and order in the state.
Abdurrahman said: “Residents of the state must abide by the law, verify and ensure that any information shared on social media is genuine to prevent the spread of falsehood.
“Residents should immediately inform anyone found and / or known to be selling false and malicious information to the nearest police station or call the Command’s emergency hotlines at 08032003702, 08086671202, 08075390883 or 08098880172 “.