Delta State Govt cautions Sahara Reporters on false reportage
By Jon Egie
Delta State government has cautioned Sahara Reporters (SR) to avoid reports capable of creating unnecessary tension, fear and an atmosphere of insecurity in the State.
The warning was given by Mr Sam Ijeh, the Media Assistant to the Hon Commissioner of Information, Hon Patrick Ukah while reacting to a story published by SR to the effect that there was a robbery incident at the Government House during which some Commissioners escaped death by the whiskers.
Mr Ijeh stressed that he expected SR to properly investigate the matter before rushing to misinform the “unwary public”.
According to him, the only journalist ( not of SR) who made inquiries about the incident was referred to the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of Government House for further clarification.
He explained that what happened was a case of unsuccessful burglary attempt in the Commissioners’ quarters and wondered how the said Commissioners could have escaped death when they were not at around the scene of the said crime as claimed by SR.
He noted that the State governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa assiduously engages security agencies to ensure the protection of lives and property of Deltans and hence advised journalists, “especially SR to be more careful in their reportage of issues bordering on security in the State.”