Nigerian Army Has Promised To Kill All Pro-Biafra Agitators



Chief of Army Staff, Major-General Tukur Yusuf Buratai

The million-man match of the pro-Biafra group, Indigenous People of Biafra has suddenly become the talk of the nation with no day passing without many newspapers and websites having it as their best selling article. Lo! This is just happening like Director Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Radio Biafra rightly stated from the outset that no media channel will be paid to talk about Biafra and her activities.

Unable to hold it, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 3 Armoured Division, Major-General Hassan Umaru has promised to unleash mayhem on anyone or group trying to make attempt to ask for freedom. He said; “Those threatening and agitating for the dismemberment of the country are committing treasonable felony and arson.”

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The GOC who spoke extensively on the rules of engagement for internal security operations, stated that the constitution of Nigeria has authorized the Armed Forces to drastically suppress insurrection and restore order when a challenge like this is going out of hand.

According to Major-General Umaru, internal security operations include principle of minimum force and must be applied at all times.

He said: “The Nigerian Army would like to send an unequivocal warning to all and sundry, more specifically to all those threatening and agitating for the dismemberment of the country, committing treasonable felony and arson as well as wanton destruction of lives and property.
“Once deployed, we shall apply the ROE to the letter. It is however hoped that such circumstances would not arise that we should be deployed on such operations because, within the ambit of the law, we shall apply the ROE to the fullest.

 “It is the duty of an officer or soldier to ensure the enforcement of law and order in conjunction with other security agencies, troops are duty bound to intervene in any situation to avoid a breakdown in peace and stability of an area where they are deployed.

“It is inexcusable for troops to stand aside and watch security situation deteriorate and for avoidance of doubt, the rule of engagement for internal security operations include principle of minimum force and proportionality must be applied at all times.”

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The GOC also warned officers and soldiers not to take sides in any conflict adding that anyone found supporting and abetting any act of arson would be severely dealt with according to Nigeria’s extant laws.
So far, there’s a rumour that President Buhari has released 20 billion naira for the clampdown of Biafra agitation.