IPOB: Politicians Brain Behind The Clash Between The Army And The Civilians. 

The Director, Army Public Relations, Usman Sani blames some unidentified politicians  as brains behind the on going clash between troops of military personnel and civilans in Aba and a parts of Rivers state.

Usman made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria today, (Friday, 15th of September, 2017)
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tells

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govt.

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Army

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governor,

says

no

withdrawal

of

troops

from

state

Nigerian

Army

to

gradually

withdraw

soldiers

from

Abia

streets

Friday

Gov.

Ikpeazu

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Army

announces

dedicated

phone

lines

for

South

East

operation

Nigeria

Army

To

Launch

Operation

To

Check

Violent

Agitations

in

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 4     raining exercise intended to sharpen the skills involved.

This, he said was to enable them to

deal with crimes such as kidnapping,

pipeline vandalism and other violent

crimes associated with the zone,

especially in “ember months.’’

“I want you to understand that the

military do not come out on its own,

it will only do so in case there is a

need, a constitutional responsibility

or need for them to come out in aid

of civil authority.”

On the reported attack by members

of IPOB on other ethnic groups in

Abia and part of Rivers, he said

security agencies had risen to the

challenge.

“Well, there were reported attempts

by hoodlums or miscreants to take

undue advantage of what has been

happening to harass and molest

some other persons residing in the

south east.

“For instance, we have had incidents

at Oyibo in Rivers and of course,

Aba. Security agencies have risen to

the challenge.

“There are some mischievous

elements that are peddling

information to incite people. People

should be wary about information

on the social media,” Mr. Usman

advised.

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Kanu’s whereabouts unknown –

Lawyer

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withdraw soldiers from Abia

streets Friday – Gov. Ikpeazu

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seek government protection

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attempting to set

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East – Nigerian

Army

September 15, 2017 Agency Report

Nigerian Army

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47 comments · 10 minutes

ago

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Nnamdi Kanu’s

whereabouts unknown –

Lawyer

52 comments · 2 hours ago

Lai Mohammed Emerges

Vice President of World

Tourism Body

142 comments · 16 hours

ago

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Ezekwesili over remarks

criticising president

41 comments · 43 minutes

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Abuja 25

 Friday, September 15,

2017

Related

News

Call

off

Military

action

in

South-

east

now,

Ohanaeze

Ndigbo

tells

Nigerian

govt.

Nigerian

Army

counters

Abia

governor,

says

no

withdrawal

of

troops

from

state

Nigerian

Army

to

gradually

withdraw

soldiers

from

Abia

streets

Friday

Gov.

Ikpeazu

Nigerian

Army

announces

dedicated

phone

lines

for

South

East

operation

Nigeria

Army

To

Launch

Operation

To

Check

Violent

Agitations

in

South

East

 4     g to cause the clash between its personnels and citizens of the South-east for their personal gains.

 Director, Army Public

Relations, Sani Usman,

made the accusation in an

interview with the News

Agency of Nigeria on

Friday.

“It is so sad and

unfortunate that a

particular group of

people, for political

expediency and mischief,

are trying to set the

military and Nigerian

society against each other.

“It is sad, it is

unfortunate,” Mr. Usman,

a brigadier general, said

while reacting to the face-

off between the army and

members of some groups

in the zone, particularly

in Abia.

The army spokesperson,

however, maintained that

in spite of the face-off, the

army would go ahead to

conduct its exercise,

“Egwu Eke’’ – Python

Dance II, due to

commence on Friday.

“It will commence on 15,

September 2017. The

troops have been

conducting themselves

professionally within the

ambit of rules of

engagement and code of

conduct and where there

are noted infractions,

appropriate measures

will be taken.”

Mr. Usman described the

face-off between the

army and members of the

Indigenous People of

Biafra, IPOB, in Abia as

an isolated issue which he

said was being blown out

of proportion by some

people.

“These isolated

incidences, instigated by

miscreants and mischief

makers, therefore, should

not be taken as something

that should jeopardise the

military exercise going on

in that place.

“It is really sad and unfortunate that

people will not find time to ask

question about the essence and

activities involved in respect of

exercise Egwu Eke II before jumping

into conclusion.

“The exercise is taking part in the

entire South East and Cross River,

why should we have problem in one

state – Abia.

“There is no reported problem in

Imo, Ebonyi, Anambra, Enugu and

Cross River states.”

The army spokesman called for

understanding, saying that there “is

need for all of us to be more

responsible, exercise understanding

about the issues at hand, support

and encourage the military to

perform its legitimate duty.

“The exercise we are having has

been scheduled since last year –

2016, it is not targeted at any

segment of the Nigerian society.

“As a matter of fact, it was because

of the encouraging feedback that we

have about the conduct of exercise

Python Dance I in 2016 that brought

the idea of having another exercise.

“And being a responsible

organisation, people said Python

Dance seems to be something

awkward, so, why don’t you call it in

the native language of those people

so that they can understand it just

like you have exercise Harbin

Kunama.

“We have had exercises in other

parts of the country.

“As soon as we are done with

exercise Egwu Eke II, we are

embarking on exercise Crocodile

Smile II which is also a scheduled

training exercise in the circle of the

Nigerian army training year, 2017.

“And this time around, beyond the

South-south Zone, it will be extended

to the South West zone, involving 2

Division, 6 Division and 81 Division,”

Mr. Usman said.

He argued that Egwu Eke was not an

operation but a training exercise

intended to sharpen the skills

involved.

This, he said was to enable them to

deal with crimes such as kidnapping,

pipeline vandalism and other violent

crimes associated with the zone,

especially in “ember months.’’

“I want you to understand that the

military do not come out on its own,

it will only do so in case there is a

need, a constitutional responsibility

or need for them to come out in aid

of civil authority.”

On the reported attack by members

of IPOB on other ethnic groups in

Abia and part of Rivers, he said

security agencies had risen to the

challenge.

“Well, there were reported attempts

by hoodlums or miscreants to take

undue advantage of what has been

happening to harass and molest

some other persons residing in the

south east.

“For instance, we have had incidents

at Oyibo in Rivers and of course,

Aba. Security agencies have risen to

the challenge.

“There are some mischievous

elements that are peddling

information to incite people. People

should be wary about information

on the social media,” Mr. Usman

advised.

(NAN)

After military invasion, Nnamdi

Kanu’s whereabouts unknown –

Lawyer

Nigerian Army to gradually

withdraw soldiers from Abia

streets Friday – Gov. Ikpeazu

Anambra 2017: 2Face Inaugurates

“Vote Not Fight” Campaign

Troubled Abia gets new police

commissioner

Abia crisis: MASSOB leader

Uwazurike blasts Nnamdi Kanu,

IPOB

Abia crisis: Hausa/Fulani residents

seek government protection

2019: APC grills Mama Taraba over

pro-Atiku comments

Controversy deepens after mass

sack at First Bank; affected staff

threaten court action

Hospitals: Nigerian govt moves to

decrease waiting time for patients

IPOB: Politicians

attempting to set

people against

military in South-

East – Nigerian

Army

September 15, 2017 Agency Report

Nigerian Army

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Nigerian Army counters

Abia governor, says no

withdrawal of troops from

state

47 comments · 10 minutes

ago

After military invasion,

Nnamdi Kanu’s

whereabouts unknown –

Lawyer

52 comments · 2 hours ago

Lai Mohammed Emerges

Vice President of World

Tourism Body

142 comments · 16 hours

ago

Buhari’s aide attacks

Ezekwesili over remarks

criticising president

41 comments · 43 minutes

ago

2019: APC grills Mama

Taraba over pro-Atiku

comments

5 comments · 28 minutes

ago

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Abuja 25

 Friday, September 15,

2017

Related

News

Call

off

Military

action

in

South-

east

now,

Ohanaeze

Ndigbo

tells

Nigerian

govt.

Nigerian

Army

counters

Abia

governor,

says

no

withdrawal

of

troops

from

state

Nigerian

Army

to

gradually

withdraw

soldiers

from

Abia

streets

Friday

Gov.

Ikpeazu

Nigerian

Army

announces

dedicated

phone

lines

for

South

East

operation

Nigeria

Army

To

Launch

Operation

To

Check

Violent

Agitations

in

South

East

 4     

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