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Delta Police deny declaring curfew in Okpanam community, arrest suspects

The Delta State Police Command has denied the news making the rounds that a six-six curfew has been declared in the Okpanam Community of the state.

A statement signed by the Command’s PPRO, DSP Edafe Bright, and made available to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP), described the information as laughable, ridiculous and mischievously crafted.

The statement further noted that the community is calm, stressing that two suspects have been arrested in connection to an incident that led to the death of some policemen on Sunday.

It also quoted the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ali Ari as encouraging residents to go about their businesses as everything is under control.

The statement in details:

The attention of Delta State Police Command has been drawn to the rumour making round that a “6-6 curfew has been declared in Okpanam with effect from 26/7/22 to enable security agencies carry out their job”. 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, FCIA, PSC+ is assuring members of the public, particularly residents of Okpanam community that they should 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.

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