The attention of the Rivers State Police Command has been drawn to a video message making rounds on social media platforms, especially on WhatsApp, about chaos in Rivers State.
The Rivers State Police Command hereby debunks the story as false, baseless, and a calculated attempt to destroy the peaceful co-existence among different tribes in the state as nothing of such happened in Rivers State.
It is pertinent to state that the video in question trended a few years ago, and that the victim in the video was allegedly attacked by members of a rival cult group.
The Commissioner of Police Rivers State, CP Okon Effiong Okon, wishes to use this medium to warn those who use social media space to spread rumours capable of breaching the peace and harmonious existence in the state, to desist from such acts or be prepared to face the consequences of their actions.
He has urged members of the public to go about their lawful endeavours and ignore the misleading video. It is uploaded by mischievous elements who have the intention of disturbing the peace in the State.
Rivers State is safe, and there is no killing of any tribe as speculated in the old video. While reiterating our commitment to sustaining peace in Rivers State, we call on members of the public to cooperate with security agencies in the fight against crime and criminality.
SP. GRACE IRINGE-KOKO,
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,RIVERS STATE POLICE COMMAND,