We‘ll Deny IPOB Freedom Of Action In Abia — Army

We‘ll Deny IPOB Freedom Of Action In Abia — Army

Nigeria Army has vowed to deny members of the Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB; bandits, kidnappers and criminal elements “freedom of action in Abia State”.

Abia State is a state in the South East region, Nigeria.

Brigade Commander, 14 Brigade Ohafia, Brigadier Gen. Mohammed Wabili made the vow on Tuesday, while flagging off Operation Golden Dawn at Ohafia.

Mohammed warned criminal elements to relocate from the state.

He noted that the exercise which was launched Monday in Enugu, would last till December 23.

He added that the special operation which will be staged in synergy with other security agencies, is tailored towards enhancing the security of lives and property of innocent law-abiding citizens during the “ember months.

He said that “tracking these infractions and many others not mentioned will be the main target of the the Golden Dawn exercise.”

He further noted that the exercise “seeks to provide secure environment that will be condusive for business and other socio-economic activities in the state”.

Mohammed further urged law-abiding citizens of the state not to panic about the exercise, assuring that it is for their safety and not meant to hurt them.

He said that the exercise would also witness free medical outreach, voluntary sanitation and other social activities

Mohammed said, “Within Abia and beyond, some criminal elements particularly the proscribed IPOB group have continued to disrupt socio-economic activities in clear violation of rights of people to freely move about and interact without hindrance.

“These criminals are known to rob shop owners, terrorise commutters and murder innocent persons at will.

“We are also aware of security threats posed by the activities of terrorists, kidnappers, car-jackers, armed robbers, cultists, drug peddlers among others.”

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