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Aba Killings: My govt will take decisive action against IPOB


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Following the brutal killing of five soldiers in Aba, the economic hub of Abia State, President Bola Tinubu has warned the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra that his administration will not tolerate acts of treason.

Recall that members of the Eastern Security Network, the militia wing of IPOB on Thursday launched vicious attack on military operatives at Obikabia area of Abia State.

The gunmen numbering over 20 said to be enforcing the May 30th sit-at-home announced by the rogue group to commemorate Biafra heroes and heroines day, killed the military officers and set their operational van ablaze.

While lamenting about the unfortunate incident, Tinubu said it was “disheartening” especially after a similar one happened in Okuama, Delta State.

“I am deeply saddened by the news of the killing of five soldiers by suspected militants from the banned terrorist organization, IPOB.

These soldiers, on peacekeeping duty in Aba, Abia State, were brutally murdered, echoing a similar tragic event in Okuama, Delta State, just two months ago,” Tinubu stated.

“These heinous and unjustifiable acts must be condemned and will not be tolerated in our nation.

“Our soldiers and police officers have the crucial responsibility of protecting us from aggressors and non-state actors. Many have paid the ultimate price in the line of duty, while others have faced mistreatment from those they protect.

“They do not deserve the senseless attacks by rogue elements in our society. The federal government will take decisive action against those who habitually target our armed forces personnel. No one should feel emboldened to attack state agents under any pretext.

“I want to be clear: the Federal Republic of Nigeria and its armed forces possess the capability to crush violent non-state actors that threaten our communities’ safety.

“I call on security agencies to not only apprehend the masterminds and perpetrators of the Aba attack but also those inciting people to stay at home. Their actions constitute a treasonable offence.

“The restraint exercised by security forces should not be mistaken for weakness. We are committed to building a peaceful and harmonious society, but no one should doubt the government’s resolve to act decisively when the lives of our officers and men are taken senselessly”.


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