By Augustine Ehikioya
Countering fake news, the Delta State Police Command on Tuesday said no curfew has been declared at the Okpanam community.
A rumour in the State had alleged that a “6-6 curfew has been declared in Okpanam with effect from 26/7/22 to enable security agencies carry out their job”.
But a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Police Command, DSP Edafe Bright, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA), said that two suspects have already been arrested in connection with attack on Police patrol team.
It said “This is not only laughable but completely ridiculous and a lie put up by some mischievous persons to cause confusion among residents of the community.
“The Command wishes to emphatically state that there is no curfew declared in Okpanam community and as a matter of fact, Okpanam community is calm and two suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident that led to the death of three Policemen in the early hours of Sunday 24/7/2022 and the Command is closing up on the other members of the gang.”
The Commissioner of Police, Delta State, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, the statement said, is assuring members of the public, particularly residents of Okpanam community to go about their lawful business(es) “without fear as the Command is not only able and willing, but also committed to the protection life and property in the State.”