Enugu - The 82 Division of the Nigerian
Army has warned agitators for Biafra that they are now crossing the red line
and that its officers and men are battle-ready.
The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) the division,
Brig.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, told newsmen in Enugu that the army would not fold
its hands while such persons destroyed lives and property in the country.
"The warning to the agitators is to tell them that enough
is enough,’’ Attahiru said, adding that it was inexcusable for troops to stand
aside and watch the security situation deteriorate, leading to loss of lives or
damage to peoperty.
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"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
"Once deployed, the Nigerian Army shall apply the rules of
engagement to the letter in order for peace to prevail,’’ he said.
He noted that the agitators had recorded cases of
lawlessness in Aba, Port Harcourt, Onitsha, Abakaliki and Enugu.
Attahiru said that the army took its time to adopt the
present stand, saying that it was the primary duty of the police to maintain
certain levels of security in the country.