The Enugu State Police Command has refuted a video clip that shows young people from the Oduma community in the local government area of Aninri state that is driving away the pastors from the community.
In a statement signed by the Enugu Police Command spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, and delivered to journalists in Enugu on Thursday.
Amaraizu said that the fake, false and deceptive video of the social networks was subtitled in an ignorant way, “The young people of Enugu persecute the shepherds and their cows of return to the north”.
The police spokesman said the fake video was an attempt by the prank makers to cause disaffection and disunity, as well as to promote hatred among people.
The command said that no such incident occurred or was recorded by him in any of the communities in the state because thorough investigations had been conducted.
“The Command also wishes to inform members of the public that the video clip is the same video that was previously circulated alleging the same incident in Nenwe in the Aninri council area, which is a community close to the Oduma community.
“The Commando, however, sees the video as an attempt to cause disaffection, disunity and promote hatred between people of diverse ethnic origins.
“The videoclip in circulation is the work of creators of pranks that want to portray young people respectful of the law of the Enugu community and of the entire state in a bad opinion.
“To this end, the Command ordered law-abiding members of the public to ignore the malicious video clip in circulation and conduct their normal legal business without fear or intimidation,” said the police spokesman.
He said that the State Police Commissioner, Mr. Suleiman Balarabe, had ordered the police officers to catch those who were in the habit of circulating a false, deceptive and invented video to promote disunity.