The Delta state government, Friday, denied killing soldiers were killed in Warri as reported by a section of the media.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, in a press statement in Asaba, urged people to discountenance the report.
According to him, “There is no report of killing of soldiers in Warri or any other part of Delta state. The concocted videos were aimed at causing disaffection between Deltans and the security agencies carrying out lawful duties.”
Aniagwu noteded that the military command whose responsibility it was to deploy personnel, had also debunked the video.
The commissioner said the videos were figments of the imagination of a few disgruntled elements bent at pitching the people against the state government.
He urged the public, particularly Deltans, to discountenance video clips purportedly on Warri residents defying the stay-at-home order of the state government over the Coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic and confronting security operatives, stating it was concocted and fake.
Aniagwu further stated that the purported video of two military personnel threatening Warri residents of was an arrangement of those who didn’t want the peace in the state.
The commissioner, therefore, called on the public, especially Deltans, to disregard the video as it was the machination of those bent at causing disaffection between Deltans and military authorities.
“While we appeal to our people to remain law-abiding, it is imperative to state that videos trending in social media are not a true reflection of happenings in the state.
“We therefore call on our people to discard the videos and continue to remain indoors as directed by the government to enable us curb the possible outbreak and spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
“As a government we will continue to appeal to the security agencies to apply rules of engagement as practised in most democracies as they carry out their lawful duties.” he added.