Online news agency Sahara Reporters have debunked claims that men of the Nigerian army were moving from hostel to hostel in the Imo State University IMSU, arresting male students in the name of finding members of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB.
The issue had trended on Twitter when some users made the false claim leading to a news outlet even publishing it.
This prompted Sahara Reporters to make a verification of the said claim and found out that it was indeed false.
To this end the news outlet placed a call to the Students Union Government's President, Oguike Arinze Collins who noted that such arrest never happened in the institution.
He alluded to the fact that the institution has no hostels rather, it has lodges which are called alliance, and he had reach out to all the head of the alliances, and they confirmed that no such arrest happened in their domain.
He also noted that the institution is a non-residential school with about 98% of the students living outside the school environment.
He also noted that there are only two female hostels inside the campus and as such security agency cannot enter there in search of male students.
He therefore called on students to always verify information they see on the social media before sharing them to avoid causing false impression.
Also, some Twitter users had also debunked the said news being circulated online by some persons.
There have been rising tensions in the South-East region of the country police and other security agencies have been attacked leading to the death of some of them.
Security has been tightened in the region as the police and military had beefed up security there.
Though security agencies have been looking for the perpetrators who attacked the police headquarters and Imo Correctional Center, they have been doing it within the ambit of the law.
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