HAPPENING NOW: Delta State Government Calls For Calm

 The Delta State Government has called for calm over reports of panic in the State which has led the withdrawal of students from the school by their parents.

In a Press Release signed by Patric Ukah, the Honourable Commissioner for Information in the State, said the rumour has no iota of truth in it.

TM News gathered that the Nigerian Army has been accused of injection school children in the South East to de-populate the region, in the disguise of Operation Crocodile Smile II cooperate Social Responsibility, CSR.

The release said: "The attention of Delta State Government has been drawn to the fact that parents and guidance are going to schools to withdraw their children and wards out of panic.

"This panic measure is based on the falsehood and rumors making the rounds that some persons or groups are going to schools to forcefully inject children to death.

"Government hereby states without equivocation that there is no iota of truth behind this rumour as there is no vaccination currently going on in schools across the State.

"The state government has advised school heads to ensure optimum security in their schools by paying attention to all children and wards until the close of schools when parents or guardians come to take them home.

"Accordingly, the state Government has by this announcement advised Security agencies to be on red alert and nip to the bud the antics of mischief makers who may want to take advantage of this falsehood and rumour to cause havoc.

"Residents of the state are advised to be calm and go about their normal businesses."

Last modified on 13/10/2017

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