Nigeria killings: Nigerian Army Warns Perpetrators
Nigerian Army on Sunday warn perpetrators of killings and wanton destruction of properties in Adamawa, Benue and Taraba States to desist forthwith.
This warning was contained in a press statement entitled: “Enough of Wanton Killings And Destruction In Adamawa, Benue and Benue States” issued on Sunday by Army authority and signed by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Texas Chukwu
In the statement, Nigerian Army stated that its attention has been drawn to the continued disturbing, senseless killings and wanton destruction of properties in Adamawa, Benue and Taraba States and warned the perpetrators to desist forthwith.
The full statement below:
ENOUGH OF WANTON KILLINGS AND DESTRUCTION IN ADAMAWA, BENUE AND TARABA STATES
The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to the continued disturbing, senseless killings and wanton destruction of properties in Adamawa, Benue and Taraba States. In view of this, we strongly warn the perpetrators of these crimes to desist forthwith. The Nigerian Army in conjunction with sister services and other security agencies are working assiduously to identify and arrest all those involved regardless of their disposition in the society including government functionaries.
We would like to unequivocally reiterate that the Army Headquarters warns the arsonists and the killers to stop or face decisive action by troops. Our Rules of Engagement (ROE) is clear on arson and murder, therefore, no such criminal acts would be allowed in any of the aforementioned states.
The public are please reminded that when troops are called out for internal security operations, they are not to joke or persuade anyone. We have warned our commanders on the ground to take decisive actions or face court martial. You are please requested to disseminate this information to the general public through your reputable medium . Thanks for your usual cooperation.
Director Army Public