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Attack on Anambra NSCDC personnel in viral video fake: Official

The video alleged that NSCDC operatives were attacked and their vehicle burnt.

• August 30, 2021
NSCDC officers
NSCDC officers used to illustrate the story [photo credit:Vanguard News]

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has dismissed a viral video that purports to show gunmen attacking its operatives at Umueri, Anambra East Local Government Area on Monday.

The video alleged that NSCDC personnel were attacked and their operational vehicle burnt.

In a statement issued on Monday by the NSCDC spokesperson in Anambra, Edwin Okadigbo, the organisation said there was no truth in the viral video.

It said the video was being circulated by crisis merchants and mischief-makers, noting that Anambra was peaceful and calm.

“The attention of the NSCDC Anambra state command has been drawn to a video in circulation on social media insinuating that Civil Defence officers and vehicle were attacked on August 30 at Nenyi Umueri.

“We wish to state that there is no iota of truth in the video in circulation. All NSCDC facilities in Anambra State are safe.

“In addition, all operational vehicles in the state deployed for assignments are without any untoward incident today.

“This is purely the handwork of crisis merchants and mischief-makers who want to create panic and fear in the minds of Anambra people and residents alike.

“The command, with other sister security agencies, is working in synergy to ensure that the security situation in Anambra is intact,” Mr Okadigbo stated.

He added that the NSCDC appreciated the collaboration and support of the people for its activities.

He appealed that information about the NSCDC should be confirmed before being circulated to avoid misleading the public.

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