BREAKING NEWS: ARMY DENIES SHOOTING IPOB Members

A statement by Colonel Sagir Musa, the
Deputy Director, Public Relations, 82
Division of the Nigerian Army said: 
“The
attention of 82 Division, Nigerian Army,
has been drawn to another allegation
made by IPOB in a statement the group
released at about 1645 hours on May 29,
2017, that there were sporadic shootings
by the Army in Aba and Umuahia axis and
that soldiers opened fire on its (IPOB)
members in Aba during a procession in
honour of those who died during the Biafra
civil war. 
 “The Division wishes to state that there
was no soldier at the venue or vicinity
where the procession took place. 
Also,
there was no crisis or breakdown of law
and order in Aba, Umuahia and in the
whole of South Eastern part of Nigeria as
to warrant/justify “use of firearms’ as
falsely and mischievously alleged by IPOB
propagandists.” 
“What is obvious, however, is an increase
in the presence of security agencies on
routine patrols in different locations in the
region, particularly areas that are regarded
as real or potential flash points. 

Kindly Subscribe Here >>
7

DROP YOUR COMMENTS