No Election Threat: Buratai orders crackdown on IPOB
Following the recent threat by the leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to boycott the coming general elections on 16th February 2019, the Chief of Army Staff(CAS) Gen. Tukur Buratai has ordered an immediate crackdown on the group.
As part of efforts to operationalize the order, a new military operation
named, Operation Safe Conduct is to ensure teh smooth execution of elections is to be purt in place in areas where such a threat is expected to affect. The Army, he adde will be working together with the Police to ensure the peaceful conduct of the elections.
He mad this statements at the Chief of Army Staff Operations Conference, in Abuja, The rest of the statement as captured by Vanguard Newspaper correspondence are as follows:
” In this regard, GOCs and field commanders at all levels are to deal decisively with any form of security breach,”he ordered.
Hear him:The activities of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and their splinter groups in the South Eastern part of the country is gaining momentum as the group is threatening to disrupt the 2019 electoral process.
“Their excesses must therefore be clamped down immediately.”
He added:”Furthermore, the political clashes in Taraba State and a few other states, call for enhanced liaison between commanders, the Nigeria Police and other security agencies in order to de-escalate tension as quickly as possible.”