In a bid to ensure the enforcement of law and order in the South East states, the Chief of the Army Staff, Major General Tareed Lagbaja, has ordered troops to raid the hideouts of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). This operation is being conducted in response to the sit-at-home order imposed by IPOB in the South East states.
The Chief of Army Staff has made it clear that the soldiers are not to use excessive force in carrying out their operations. Instead, they are to ensure that the rights of the citizens are respected and protected while at the same time ensuring that any activities that are deemed to be in contravention of the law are brought to an end.
The Chief of Army Staff has also made it clear that the aim of the operation is not to punish or harass anyone, but rather to ensure that the rights of the citizens are upheld and that the law is upheld.
The troops are also expected to take any measures necessary to ensure that the citizens are safe.
The Army Chief has also directed the troops to ensure that any information regarding the location of the IPOB hideouts is relayed to the relevant law enforcement agencies, so that the necessary action can be taken. He also made it clear that the operation is of utmost importance and that the safety of the citizens is of utmost priority. He has also warned that any attempts to disrupt the operations of the troops will not be tolerated.