The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has debunked a report in the social media that a bank was attacked by armed robbers in the state.
A statement entitled ‘Re-Armed Robbers attack Commercial Bank in Uyo’ signed by the Command’s Public Relation’s Officer, DSP Chukwu Okechukwu said, “The attention of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command has been drawn to a publication in social media on 18th July, 2017 with the above caption, and wishes to state categorically that the said information is baseless, unfounded, false, misleading and should be disregarded out rightly.
“We could have dismissed this story as one of those noted for irredeemable, inaccuracies and unbalanced but for the obvious intended mischief and misinformation by social media writers in the desperate attempt to attract traffic to their blogs.
“It is clear that the bloggers did not make any attempt to contact the Command PPRO to verify the credibility of the story before disseminating it through the social media for public consumption.
“To set the records straight and give a clear and correct picture of issues raised in the said online report, the Command wish to inform the public that there was no robbery attack on any commercial bank anywhere in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
“The incident that was erroneously referred to was a clash between rival cult gangs along the road which was promptly contained by the swift response of our patrol teams.
“We call on well-meaning Nigerian not to believe the exaggerated version of the online story and call on the bloggers to always check their contents before rushing online and also reflect on the true account of what transpired.
“The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has reiterated his commitment in keeping the state safe and secured.”
Leave A Response