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We didn’t kill 2,000 Igbo youths — Nigerian Army

By News Express on 08/01/2017

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The Nigerian Army has vehemently, refuted allegations of killing of youths of Igbo extraction.

In a reaction to what he described as “an unjustified, invidious and over flogged accusation by the Campaign for Democracy (CD) of mass killings of Igbo Youths by the Nigerian Army,” the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, declared that the allegation was contained in a statement issued by the Publicity Secretary, CD in Onitsha, Anambra State.

“In the statement,” the Army said, “the CD claimed that no fewer than 2,000 Igbo Youths had been killed by the Nigerian Army under the guise of Rules of Engagement.”

He also quoted a report, which claimed that Amnesty International indicted Nigerian Security Forces in the ‘killing of no fewer than 150 peaceful Pro Biafra protesters’ in the South-East.

“These story lines are referring to the encounter between the Nigerian Army and MASSOB/IPOB protesters between August 2015 and August 2016. All these have been severally, thoroughly refuted in many media platforms by the Nigerian Army and it is the same position that this rejoinder has soundly adopted.

“For emphasis and clarity, the Nigerian Army as an accountable, morally and professionally sound organisation had variously through its Human Rights Desk at the Army Headquarters, painstakingly investigated allegations of rights violations and the results indicated specifically that this claim is false, malicious and should therefore be ignored for the sake of Nigeria.

“Instructively, the Nigerian Army under its constitutional authorisation to aid Civil Authority and Military aid to Civil Power must continue to act in the best interest of the nation (in collaboration with other security agencies) to de-escalate violence and checkmate security threats across the nation. This task must be done, despite the sordid propaganda and possible politicisation of the issue by ill meaning Nigerians.

“Finally, looking at the recurrent posture of this allegation, the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army wishes to state that relevant authorities in the South East are at liberty to set up an inquiry in to this accusation with the view to getting to the roots and end of this obnoxious and unfounded claim.”

Source News Express

Posted 08/01/2017 12:11:20 AM


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