Anambra State Govt Dismisses Media Report on Threats on Anambra Roads During Yuletide

Written by on December 12, 2022

Anambra State Government has dismissed as mischievous, misleading and untrue a viral message by an anonymous writer, insinuating insecurity in some parts of the state during the yuletide period.

A release signed by the Press Secretary to the Governor Mr Christian Aburime said in the message, the author listed some roads and junctions which he or she warned returnees and visitors to the state to avoid for fear of attacks by gunmen.

According to the release, Governor Chukwuma Soludo, assures of adequate security in the state during the yuletide and beyond and disclosed that

some of the measures already in place to make Anambra a hot zone for criminal elements include the use of checkpoints, 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.

It added that the state is also leveraging technology to make it possible for people to make distress calls and share messages, videos and otherwise, of incidents that will enhance security response and services.

The release announced the following toll free 112 call centre lines as well as the Police phone numbers – 07039194332 and 08039334002 – and Anambra State Government Emergency Call lines – 07039896429, 09017280990, 09076237441, 08093175528, 09187514891, 09168041120 and 08124153139.

It urged well-meaning citizens to call to the lines for security or related matters.

The release reassured that the Governor remains focused on making Anambra State the safest state in Nigeria and made it clear that no misleading information or mischievous write ups will stop him from achieving this and urged the people of Anambra, residents and visitors to ignore any unfounded alarm meant to infuse fear in them or discourage them from visiting the state.


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