Enugu, Nigeria: Sept 19th: In a press statement, The Nigeria Police has warned fake news peddlers to note that electrical power surge was responsible for the inferno at a mosque at Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State contrary to claims by sponsored mischief makers that it was burnt by the Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB.
The police warned sponsored mischief makers against spreading rumour and blatant lies capable of jeopardizing existing peace in the state.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, gave the warning in a statement in Enugu:
“The issue is that there was an incident and that incident involved inferno. “When we first heard about it, we moved in with a view to finding out what actually happened.The incident happened at the wee hours of Saturday, September 16 at about 2 a.m. When we got there, following our preliminary investigations, we discovered that it could have been as a result of power surge. “However, the following morning, we started hearing all sorts of things that are blatant lies. We need to put things in their proper perspective to avoid mixing up issues”.
Photo: SP Ebere Amaraizu Enugu State Police Spokesman and child with Biafra flag
Meanwhile, Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, has denied ever burning a mosque at Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, saying it was not a violent organisation. It further said it has no quarrel with Muslims in the country or elsewhere and as such had no reason to burn down their place of worship, as alleged by the enemy.