By Franca Joseph
The Delta State Government has urged Deltans, to ignore video clips circulating on social media platforms purportedly threatening residents who defy the stay-at-home order of the state government over the Coronavirus pandemic and confronting security operatives.
Mr. Charles Aniagwu, Commisssioner for Information, made this known in a statement on the state government’s twitter handle. He pointed out that the fake videos were not true reflections of goings on in Warri or any part of the state in the last 48 hours.
The Commissioner also said that the supposed video clips showing two soldiers threatening Warri residents did not represent the true image of the Nigerian army whose officers are aware of the dire consequence of threatening people in such brazen manner.
He advised Deltans to continue being law abiding by obeying the directives of the state government in order to enable the achievement of the primary goal of the sit-at-home directive, which is meant to check the possible outbreak and spread of COVID-19 in the state.
In his words, “We call on our people to discard the videos and continue to remain indoors as directed by the government to enable us curb the possible outbreak and spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state”.
Delta State is one of the states in Nigeria that is yet to record a single case of the dreaded coronavirus. The state government has been putting modalities in place to check the incursion of the virus into the state from the index states. The sit-at-home order is one of such measures.