The Nigerian Army has dismissed the allegation made by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) that there were sporadic shootings on Monday by its troops in Aba and Umuahia axis.
The secessionist group had alleged that ”Hausa-Fulani soldiers” were ”raining bullets” on its members in axis.
But the 82 Division of the Army in a statement called on Nigerians to disregard the group’s claim.
Colonel Sagir Musa, Deputy Director Public Relations 82 Division, stated that “there was no soldier at the venue or vicinity where a procession was reported to have taken place.
“Also, there was no crisis or breakdown of law and order in Aba, Umuahia and in the whole of South Eastern part of Nigeria as to warrant/justify ‘use of firearms’ as falsely and mischievously alleged by IPOB propagandists.
“What is obvious, however, is an increase in the presence of security agencies on routine patrols in different locations in the region, particularly areas that are regarded as real or potential flash points.
“The aim is to pro actively checkmate possible security breaches in view of sordid/divisive utterances and in some cases blatant actions by secessionist agitators.”topics from