By OLAYINKA OWOLABI, Anambra
Anambra State Police Command has reacted to a trending online video showing two dead victims of a reported shooting incident by unknown gunmen.
In the video, the reporter who claimed the incident took place in Ihiala LGA of Anambra State, showed a white Toyota Hilux with two dead male occupants in which the recorder.
In a reaction today, the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, CP John Abang described the report as absolutely misleading with the tendency of creating tension and panic in the State.
He said preliminary inquiry conducted by the Command revealed that the alleged incident took place at Awo Idemili community in Orsu Local Government Area of Imo state, but the victims were only rushed to our lady of Lords hospital, Ihiala where they were confirmed dead by the medical doctor.
He wondered why the recorder could not cross check his facts with the Police in such a sensitive matter before sharing on the social media, insisting that calls for victim support in accident or security related situations by social media users must be devoid of mischief of any kind.