The Rivers State Police Command has declared Rivers safe and debunked reports of tribal killings and strife.
The state police command was responding to a social media video that went viral and was said to be old and suggested that the state was experiencing a tribal crisis.
This was revealed by the command’s spokesperson, Grace Iringe-Koko, in a statement released on Saturday in Port Harcourt, the state’s capital.
A man was shown bleeding heavily from what appeared to be a machete wound in the viral video, which revealed his internal organs.
The occurrence was the result of the carnage in the state, according to a voiceover in the aforementioned video who talked in the language of a particular tribe.
The state command image creator, however, claimed that neither the voice notification nor the video were real, claiming that it was an old clip of cult members carrying out an attack.
A police superintendent, Iringe-Koko, described those who reposted the video as cunning characters attempting to sow discord among the numerous tribes coexisting peacefully in the state.
“The Command hereby refutes the story as untrue, without foundation, and an intentional effort to disrupt the harmonious coexistence of the state’s various tribes, as nothing of the sort occurred in Rivers State.
It is important to note that the offending video was popular a few years ago and that the victim in it is purportedly the victim of an attack by members of a competing cult.
The state Commissioner of Police, Okon Effiong, wishes to use this medium to warn people who utilize social media space to disseminate misinformation capable of disrupting the state’s peace and harmony to cease from such acts or face the repercussions of their conduct.
“He has pleaded with the public to carry out their lawful activities and disregard the deceptive film.
It was posted by nefarious individuals with the purpose of upsetting the state’s calm.
Rivers State is secure, and no tribes are being killed, as suggested in the old film, it continued.
While affirming our dedication to maintaining peace in Rivers State, we urge the people to work with security agencies to fight criminality