The Nigeria Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has warned the Niger Delta militants and the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) not to engage in any act that would threaten the peace and unity of the country, or embark on acts of sabotage against the Nigerian state.
In a release signed by the Defence Information Director, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, the DHQ warned that the military and other security agencies will not condone any acts by individuals or group that is capable of breaching the security and economy of the Niger Delta or in any part of the country.
“This is because; the nation’s interest is above that of individual or group’s interest. In as much as the military recognizes the supremacy of the Constitution which guarantees freedom of expression and association, the constitution also frowns against individuals or groups hiding under it to stir up trouble and insecurity in the land. Any individual or groups who have genuine complain or grievances should use the available means of dialogue for amicable resolution but certainly not violence, as it will not be tolerated,” the Defence Spokesman said.
It will be recalled that a group which claims to be linked to the agitation for a Biafra republic, last week claimed to have hijacked a vessel in the Niger Delta region. The group demanded the release of detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
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