In a press statement today, Thursday, by the command’s spokesman, Ebere Amarizu, said that the rumours were engineered by those wishing to cause disaffection in the state.
“The attention of the Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to the rumours making the round that some violent herdsmen have invaded Umuchigbo Abakpa Nike.
“The rumour has it that the community and others closed to it have been deserted, but the command wishes to make it clear that this is not only false but baseless and unfounded,” the statement said.
It advised members of the public, particularly residents and people of the state, to go about their normal pursuits without fear even as the police command warned rumour peddlers to desist forthwith.
The statement stressed that the command, in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies, have fortified security along Umuchigbo axis to prevent any breach of the peace. [myad]