The Anambra State police command has dismissed rumours of the discovery of a gun cache belonging to herdsmen at Okija, Ihiala Local Government Area of the state.
Haruna Mohammed, police spokesperson in the state, in a statement on Sunday, asked members of the public to disregard the story, describing it as a figment of the imagination of mischief makers.
There had been claims that herdsmen were stashing guns for a possible attack. Some had alleged the stash of no fewer than 50 pieces of AK47 guns was discovered by some children who went to fetch firewood in the area.
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Mohammed in the statement said, “The attention of the Anambra State Police Command has been drawn to a story that some children went to fetch firewood at Okija in Anambra State and discovered about 50 pieces of AK 47 guns hidden by Fulani herdsmen in wait for their planned assault.
“That the children reported to some elders who handed over the rifles to the Police.
“The story is false and orchestrated by mischief makers who are bent on creating chaos in the state in order to achieve their selfish desires.
“Persons circulating this inciting publication are warned to desist forthwith as any one apprehended will face the full wrath of the law.”
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