Nigerian Army: To engage Biafra Protesters at Buhari’s order.

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The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar,
On Thursday, read the riot act to those calling for
the exit of Nigeria’s south-east and parts of the
south-south to form an independent nation of Biafra;
an indication that the Nigerian military appears to be
losing its cool with young pro-Biafra agitators.
Relying on the military Rule of Engagement for
internal security operations, Abubakar warned that
the armed forces is empowered by the constitution
to suppress what he described as insurrection or
civil disobedience.
He added that the military has the responsibility to
restore order when called upon to do so by the
President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed
Forces.
The implication of this, according to him, is that
troops have to use necessary force to quell crisis of
this sort.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the military’s Rule of
Engagement sets out the circumstances and
limitations under which the military can enforce
laws under situations of unrest, agitations and civil
disobedience,” he said.
Air Marshal Abubakar added that should the military
be provoked, it will definitely protect the
sovereignty of the country, warning the Biafran
agitators to stay advised.
The Nigerian Army has also cautioned citizens in
the country against attempts seeking the
disintegration of Nigeria.
The acting Director of Army Public Relations,
Colonel Sani Usman, while addressing newsmen in
Damaturu in company of the Chief of Army Staff,
Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, also reminded
Nigerians of the Rule of Engagement for internal
security operations.
Culled from ChannelTv.

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