The Nigerian Navy has urged members of the public to ignore stories making the rounds on various social media platforms that one naval officer was killed by a militant group identified as ‘Black Marine’ at Oron Beach.
The report alleges that the group is suspected to be the armed wing of Biafra Nations League (BNL) which is a separatist group operating at the Bakassi Peninsula.
But reacting to the report, the Navy Director of Information, Suleman Dahun, said the purported incident has been investigated and found to be false.
Dahun in a press release on Tuesday explained that there has never been any activity of BNL at the Beach and in Oron generally both in the past and as at the time of the investigation, adding that the ‘Fake News’ could be a propaganda by BNL to deliberately cause panic and apprehension at the popular Oron Beach.
He further revealed that the Naval units and formations have been directed to intensify patrols to reassure legitimate business men in that general area of their safety and security.