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Police react to viral video of helicopter dropping 100 strange people

Police react to viral video of helicopter dropping 100 strange people

The Nigerian Police, Enugu State Police Command has asked the general public to ignore a viral video in which a helicopter was seen dropping hundreds of people on top of a hill in the State capital

The state police command described the trending video as mischievous and fake.

The video was accompanied by a female voice and has reportedly created tension in the State.

In a statement issued by its Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, the Enugu Command said: “The unfortunate viral video clip of alleged helicopters dropping hundreds of unknown persons on the top of Ugwu-ajali hill, bordering Ologo, Jamboree and Coal Camp areas of Enugu is fake and should be disregarded.


The command noted that a manhunt had been launched to fish out those behind the mischievous content.

“Following the receipt of a viral video, with female voices alleging, in a mixture of Igbo and English languages, that in the afternoon hours of 14/10/2022, helicopters dropped unknown persons, numbering about one hundred (100), on the top of Ugwu-ajali hill, bordering Ologo, Jamboree and Coal Camp areas of Enugu; the State Police Command wishes to inform residents of the said locations and the entire State, that the clearly doctored video and information therein is fake and purely a product of the mongers’ figment of imagination and disinformation, aimed at misleading and creating panic and confusion amongst law-abiding citizens of the State.

“Consequently, the Command being mindful of the negative impacts of disinformation on public peace, security and safety in this age, is calling on the citizenry to totally disregard the unfounded and fake video, as there is no record of such incident in the mentioned locations or any other part of the State.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Ammani, has ordered the conduct of intelligence-guided discreet investigation to fish out the creators and peddlers of the fake video, while reiterating the Command’s unwavering commitment to ensure maximum public security and safety of citizens of the State.

“The Commissioner further calls on residents of the State to always remain law-abiding, vigilante and endeavour to analyze and/or verify tensive and misleading social media information of this nature, before acting on them.

“He also enjoins them to continue to promptly report criminals and acts of criminality to the nearest Police Station,” the command stated.

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