The State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, who made the clarification in a statement, said Warri residents did not confront security operatives, let alone killing soldiers, saying the videos were “concocted and therefore, fake”.

The Delta State government has stated that it does not pro­duce political thugs, or ex­port them as the state does not have them.

State Commissioner for Information, Charles Ani­agwu, disclosed on Monday in Asaba while reacting to allegations by All Progres­sive Congress (APC), Edo State chapter, that Gover­nor Ifeanyi Okowa of Del­ta State imported political thugs to Edo State last week when he joined the political campaigns of his counter­part in Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki.

He said it was impossible for Okowa to import thugs to Peoples Democratic Par­ty (PDP) campaign venues knowing fully that they would disrupt the rally or cause mayhem, which the opposition APC would bank on to cause disaffec­tion within the state.

While the commission­er said he would not like to trade words with the opposition party, which he said did not understand what it meant to convince the electorates, said Okowa was mindful of Okowa’s milestones.

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