The Ebonyi State Police Command has debunked reports of 30 people being killed in an attack reportedly carried out by suspected herdsmen in some communities in Ebonyi State.
The state police spokesperson, Loveth Odah, assured the people of Ebonyi State of adequate security, said the attack happened at Nwori Ndobasi and Odoke Villages in Ado Local Government Area of Benue in the early hours of Sunday, May 30 and not in Ebonyi State.
The state police spokesperson also said traders from Ebonyi LGA who crossed over the years, were caught in the cross fire during the attack.
The Statement reads,.”The attention of the Ebonyi State Police Command has been drawn to the pictures/news items in circulation on social media platforms misinforming the reading public that a village in Ebonyi local government area of Ebonyi State was under herdsmen attack.
To set the record straight, the information reaching the command had it that the attack happened at Nwori Ndobasi area of Benue in the early hours of today.
As it were, today is their market day so traders from Ebonyi LGA crossed over to buy and sake as had been the practice over the years and were caught in the cross fire during the attack. There was no attack on any village in Ebonyi LGA as widely reported on Social media platforms and other conventional media outlets.
Consequently, the Commissioner of Police Ebonyi State CP ALIYU GARBA implores the good people of Ebonyi State and the general public to disregard the news of an attack in a village under Ebonyi local Government Area of the state and go about their lawful businesses as the Command has emplaced adequate security measures to ensure the safety of the life’s and property’s”.