- The government of Anmabra state says Governor Willie Obiano did not tell Fulani herdsmen to pay N500,000 for any Anambra person they killed
- Reports circulating in the social media had claimed that the governor made such statement
- The state government described the reports as the handiwork of the opposition, saying there must be a limit to politics
The Anambra state government has said that Governor Willie Obiano did not tell Fulani herdsmen to pay N500,000 for any Anambra person they killed, contrary to reports circulating in the social media.
The denial was made by the state commissioner of information and public enlightenment, Don Adinuba.
The commissioner described the reports as the handiwork of the opposition, saying there must be a limit to politics, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Adinuba said those behind the reports show no regard for law, order and peaceful co-existence.
He said: “This is an unintelligent attempt at disinformation. Murder is a serious crime everywhere in the world and it carries capital punishment in Nigeria. It cannot be compensated for with money, according to Nigerian law. Human life is, indeed, sacred.
“The fact that some faceless politicians can carry their propaganda to the level of equating human life with money shows a total lack of respect for human life, let alone human dignity. These characters show no regard for law, order and peaceful co-existence."
He said those spreading fake news for the purpose of inciting the ordinary people in Anambra state against fellow Nigerians must be held accountable if anything untoward happens to the people of the state in other parts of the country.
The commissioner added: “They must be reminded for the umpteenth time that they are putting in harm’s way the lives of millions of NdIgbo who are working in other parts of Nigeria. These Igbo people are not subjected to daily demonisation."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Anambra state governor, Willie Obiano, on Wednesday, March 5, accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of burning and destroying public utilities in the state in 2002.
Obiano said that the PDP plunged the state into confusion due to its desperation for power which led to the destruction of government establishments in the state.
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