Anambra State Police Command has debunked the Facebook report that four Fulani men sneaked into Awada Grace of God Church on Sunday with intention to bomb the church.
The command in a statement on Tuesday by its spokesman, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, said the Facebook report was by mischief makers with an intention to cause tension in the state and incite ethnic/religious hatred.
According to him, such mischievous publication was unfortunate and capable of misinforming and misleading the general public.
â€œThe attention of the Anambra State Police Command has been drawn to a publication from a Facebook user, Chinasa Nworu, saying that four Fulani terrorists sneaked into Awada Grace of God Church on Sunday, 3/7/2022 in the evening to bomb the church.
â€œIt is not only false but a complete mischievous scheme by mischief makers to cause tension in the State by inciting ethnic/religion hatred and conflict. The police command will never allow bad elements in any guise to distract the peace we enjoy in the state.
â€œThe command wishes to state as follow: at about 3pm on same date, the command received a distress call, along Nepa road, Awada, that a male criminal, name and address unknown, was set ablaze. The operatives, on arrival at the scene made enquiries from eyewitnesses. We learnt the victim was a criminal caught in an attempt to rob an innocent citizen before he was lynched and set ablaze by an angry mob.â€