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No human meat restaurant in Awka, says Anambra Govt.


Cutting-meat-POSTThe Anambra Government said it had investigated reports that human meat was found in a restaurant in Awka and found same to be false, thereby urging the public to ignore the story.

This is conveyed in a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mrs Mary Nwogu in Awka on Thursday.

It described the reports circulating mostly in social media over the closure of the said restaurant selling human flesh in the state by the Nigeria Police as false and malicious.

It said the report was part of a wider smear campaign by anti-democratic forces and enemies of progress attempting to sabotage the infrastructural and social development in the state.

“The government, having investigated the story and found same to be false, hereby urges the public to ignore the said story.

“These individuals who go by various aliases on social media and on some other media platforms, have continued to feed unsuspecting members of the public with lies about the state”, the commissioner said.

It said the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Uche Ezeh, had debunked the story.

The commissioner also said that the false report published by a national daily had been retracted and the organisation apologised having found it to be untrue.

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  • amador kester

    The news was said to have been carried by bbc swahili service at a time a nigerian of a certain tribe was to compete in an important political party election in britain. One may not rule out a campaign of calumny perhaps

  • Sunshine

    Anamstate can sue BBC also The Daily Mail news paper carried it

  • olu

    Thank God the police have finally refuted the story. But think of it, what has the story got to do with the commissioner’s assertion that the peddlers of the story on social media have intent to sabotage the infrastructural base of the state. I do not see the connection even though the rumour mongers ar distasteful.

  • Ralf

    International court proceedings must follow this investigation abt d malicious story by d BBC fckn Swahili junk…BBC hates southern Nigerians wit passion. ..

  • candidus

    I think the government of this country should stand on their feet to save the image of this nation from this kind of mess.