By Daniels Nwokike, The Sight News
Abuja-The Nigerian Army (NA) has sounded a note of final warning to the perpetrators of the continued disturbances, senseless killings and wanton destruction of lives and properties in Adamawa, Benue and Taraba States.
A statement made available to newsmen over the weekend by the Director Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, revealed that 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.
Chukwu who stated that the Army has had more than enough of such disturbances in the aforementioned states, said that such criminality will no longer be tolerated as the perpetrators will henceforth be dealt with decisively.
“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”, he quipped.
The DAPR also reminded the public that when troops are called out for internal security operations, they are not to joke or persuade anyone, adding that commanders on the ground have been warned to take decisive actions or face court martial.