Anambra State Government says its attention has been drawn to stories trending in the public domain stating that large cache of arms were found in a vehicle off loading yams at Nnewi.
Ogbuefi Tony Nnachetta, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, in a statement made available to DAILY POST, said government and the security agencies have undertaken exhaustive investigation of the story and found it to be wholly false.
“It is untrue. It is a fib. We therefore refute this story in its entirety with all the emphasis of the State”, he said.
“It is regretful that irresponsible characters will let their imagination run riot and proceed to spin that through electronic messages on the unwary public.
“It is obvious that this is an attempt to set up our people against themselves, create suspicions and unnecessary tension where they harvest mischief and unsavory reactions.
“This evil merchants must be denounced by Ndi Anambra at home and across Nigeria.
“Residents of Nnewi and Ndi Anambra in general are requested to go calmly about their business and continue to be vigilant of detractors to the stability in our environment.
“Governor Willie Obiano has provided the benchmark for community security in Nigeria; and Government with all the security agencies are determined to uphold it.”