The governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo dismissed rumours of security scare in some parts of the state during the yuletide period.
Recall that the author on social media, listed some roads and junctions which he/she warned returnees and visitors to the state to avoid for fear of attacks by gunmen.
Christian Aburime, Press Secretary to the Governor, described the information in a viral video by an anonymous writer as mischievous, misleading and untrue.
The clarification is coming at the back of a report by an author who listed some roads and junctions which he/she warned returnees and visitors to Anambra to avoid for fear of attacks by gunmen.
But the Chief Press Secretary explained that some of the measures already in place to make Anambra a hot zone for criminal elements include the use of checkpoints.
This according to him, include patrol and response teams to cover various routes in the state, using a combined team of Anambra State Vigilante and security forces from conventional security agencies.
He stated that well-meaning citizens should make calls to these lines for security or related matters, siding that the state is also leveraging technology to make it possible for people to make distress calls through the various platforms.
Consequently, the Governor’s spokesman on Sunday in a statement released toll free lines,.112 call centre line which is available 24/7 in addition to Police phone numbers – 07039194332 and 08039334002.
Also, Anambra State Government Emergency Call lines are 07039896429, 09017280990, 09076237441, 08093175528, 09187514891, 09168041120 and 08124153139.
According to him, “The Governor remains focused on making Anambra State the safest state in Nigeria and no misleading information or mischievous write ups will stop him from achieving this.
“In line with this resolve, the Governor urges the good people of Anambra, residents and visitors to ignore any unfounded alarm meant to infuse fear in them or discourage them from visiting the state.
“These are idle engagements which the government has all that it takes to deal with”, Aburime said.
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