The Anambra State Government has debunked reports making rounds that arms were found in a vehicle off-loading yams in the South Eastern town of Nnewi.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Ogbuefi Nnachetta, on Saturday stated that the government and security agencies have undertaken exhaustive investigation of this story and found it to be wholly false.
“It is untrue. It is a fib. We therefore refute this story in its entirety with all the emphasis of the State.
“It is regretful that irresponsible characters will let their imagination run riot and proceed to spin that through electronic messages on the unwary public. It is obvious that this is an attempt to set up our people against themselves, create suspicions and unnecessary tension where they harvest mischief and unsavory reactions,” Nnachetta said.
He said that “these evil merchants must be denounced by Ndi Anambra at home and across Nigeria.
“Residents of Nnewi and Ndi Anambra in general are requested to go calmly about their business and continue to be vigilant of detractors to the stability in our environment”.
He assured that Governor Willie Obiano has provided the benchmark for community security in Nigeria; and Government with all the security agencies are determined to uphold it.