COVID-19: Warri video clips fake – Delta Govt.

The Delta State Government has described the viral video of soldiers threatening to rape women in Warri as machination of those bent at causing disaffection between Deltans and military authorities.
Debunking the clips, Delta State's Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, through a statement issued on Friday in Asaba revealed that the videos were not true representation of happenings in Warri or any part of the state within the last 48 hours.

According to Aniagwu, the video of two soldiers threatening the residents of Warri was an arrangement of those who didn't want the peace of the state, adding that the video was not a true representation of Nigerian military personnels who knew the implication of threatening citizens with such an illicit video.

He also mentioned that the military command that holds the responsibility of deploying military personnels, had debunked the video material.

He said;

"Let me thank Deltans for their cooperation so far and urge them to discard the concocted videos aimed at causing disaffection between the military and Deltans.

"There is no report of killing of soldiers in Warri or any other part of Delta".

"The concocted videos were aimed at causing disaffection between Deltans and the security agencies carrying out lawful duties".

"While we appeal to our people to remain law-abiding, it is imperative to state that videos trending in social media are not a true reflection of happenings in the state".

"We therefore call on our people to discard the videos and continue to remain indoors as directed by the government to enable us curb the possible outbreak and spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state".

"As a government we will continue to appeal to the security agencies to apply rules of engagement as practised in most democracies as they carry out their lawful duties." he added.


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