NSCDC dismisses viral video of alleged attack on personnel in Anambra

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has dismissed a viral video purporting that gunmen attacked its operatives at Umueri, Anambra East Area on Monday.

The video the targeting of NSCDC personnel and the burning of their operational vehicle.

In a issued on by the NSCDC Anambra Command, the organisation said was no truth in the viral video.

The was signed by Mr Edwin Okadigbo, a Deputy Superintendent of and Command Public Relations Officer.

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 in the social media insinuating that Civil Defence officers and  attacked on Aug. 30 at Nenyi Umueri.

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

“In addition, all operational vehicles in the state deployed 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 are working in synergy to ensure that security situation is intact,’’ Okadigbo stated.

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

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