“Reassures Ndi-Anambra that the Police’s ability to provide security services will not be taken for granted”
CP Echeng Echeng, the Commissioner of Police for State Anambra, urges on journalists to constantly use ethical investigative journalism, particularly when fostering social harmony and boosting public safety.
In response to a news titled “11-Year-Old Boy Kidnapped During Mass In Anambra” and a post by Facebook user Anambra Connect with the hashtag “St Anthony Catholic Church on Fire,” Echeng made this disclosure.
According to a press release issued by DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, PPRO of Anambra State Police Command in Awka, the incident was not reported to the police, the circumstances surrounding the kidnapped boy’s rescue were questionable based on the publications, and it was questionable how the fire was put out without consulting the proper authorities.
A visit to the church grounds reveals no sign of a fire and the buildings are still standing. It is clear that the publisher wants to stir up conflict and cast doubt on the state’s current condition of calm.
The CP assures the populace, particularly Ndi Anambra, that the trust placed in the police and other security organizations will not be taken for granted, particularly when it comes to delivering security services.
He urged them to never live in constant fear of danger and to always have faith in the police to take care of their issues.
Echeng further advised the creators and distributors of these sensational and naughty reactions/publications to stop immediately since they would not be spared if caught.