The Oasis Reporters
April 17, 2018
By Moses Gbande
Plateau State Police Command has expressed displeasure over the recent Online report, (name withheld), that the recent parade of arms by the Command was an act of propaganda.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Terna Tyopev, in an interactive session with leaders of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ in Pateau State on Monday, condemned the report in its entirety.
According to him, from the headline of the story which posit that, “are police propagating propaganda by parading arms?” to the body is not only mischievous but well fabricated to discredit the ability of the force to the public.
He said, “The Correspondent is neither a ballistic expert nor a professional in arms handling and assessment to have come to the conclusion that the arms in question were rusty, out of use, boken and above all, a propaganda to score a cheap point”,
The PPRO, however has appealed to the general public to go about their normal business, as police and other security agencies are working round the clock to ensure safety of lives and property, and advised journalists to verify their sources of information before going to press to avoid distorting facts.