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Police debunks social media reports of serial killings in Rivers community

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The Rivers State Police Command has categorically refuted the viral social media report regarding ongoing serial killings in Eneka Community, located in the Obio/Akpor local government area of Rivers State. The report, which claimed that unidentified gunmen had carried out attacks resulting in numerous casualties, including 10 fatalities, within the past 24 hours, has been labeled as “false, baseless, and not verifiable” by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Grace Iringe-Koko.

In a statement released to the press in Port Harcourt, the PPRO clarified that preliminary investigations, including interviews and interactions with residents in the Eneka axis, revealed that no such incidents had occurred. Furthermore, no individuals or businesses reported any attacks by an Unidentified Armed Group (UAG) to the police. The command emphasized that the report exists solely in the realm of imagination, crafted by mischief-makers with no factual basis.

The Rivers Police Command urges the public to dismiss the report as fake news, emphasizing that its purpose is to artificially escalate the security situation in Rivers State. The Commissioner of Police in Rivers, CP Nwonyi Polycarp Emeka, has ordered a thorough investigation into the report while warning those spreading fake news to cease their actions or face legal consequences.

CP Emeka is resolutely committed to safeguarding the lives and properties of all residents in the state. He appeals for the support and cooperation of the public in maintaining peace and security within Rivers State.

In conclusion, the Rivers State Police Command has debunked the social media reports of serial killings in Eneka Community, emphasizing their baseless nature. The command remains dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of all residents while urging the public to refrain from spreading false information that may disrupt the peace and security of the state.

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