Cross River State Police Command reacted to alleged killing of 20 people in Boki by Amazon militants
A statement titled “Re: Cameroonian Militants Invade Nigeria, Kill 20 People” signed by State Police Command Public Relations Officer Irene Ugbo noted: “The attention of the State Police Command of Cross River State was drawn to a spurious claim that militants from Ambazonia, a separatist group in South West Cameroon, killed at least twenty people in Boki Local Government Area, State of Cross River.
“The Command hereby advises members of the public to disregard this information currently trending on social media.
platforms, because it is subversive.
“Steps are being taken to review the source of this unpleasant information intended to sow fear and panic.
“As a result of the above, the Police Command hereby warns respective bloggers/online operators to always cross-check facts with established authorities before sending such unverified information for public consumption.
“Finally, the Police Command is resolved to carry out its statutory duties in conjunction with other sister agencies to maintain the peace and security of the state at all times.”
Meanwhile, the Chief Executive of the Cross River State Emergency Management Agency, Princewill Ayim, revealed that more than 500 refugees from South West Cameroon have again fled to the Bashu community in Boki LGA of State.
Ayim said they have assembled and dispatched a cross-functional team, including SEMA and other international support agencies to Bashu to determine immediate needs that can be expanded and which camps would be appropriate to hold them until intervention. of the UNHCR.
He said that the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will soon issue an official statement on the latest influx of Cameroonians into Nigerian communities.
He pleaded with Nigerians who have played a brotherly role to provide all the immediate aid the refugees need, including shelter.
It was found that on Monday morning, more refugees, mostly women and children, were still fleeing their homes.
“As I speak, many of them are congregating in public squares and in individual homes. It’s a sad sight. And they stretch our resources,” Ayim said.
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