Abuja - The Army has assured the public of its commitment to protect lives and property during operations to quell violent pro-Biafra protests.
These have turned deadly amid events to mark Biafra Day.
More than 40 people have been reported dead, including a soldier during the clashes in the Southeast.
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Deputy Director of Army Public Relations 82 Division, Col. Hamza Gambo, assured citizens of their safety.
“This is in line with the recent directive of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria through the Chief of Defence Staff to the Chief of Army Staff to avert occurrences of such unwarranted and uncivilized attacks against the good and law abiding people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have agitated for the independence of the Biafra.
- News 24