Biafra: Army exposes those behind Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB attack

Nigerian Army on Friday said politicians were behind the agitation by Nnamdi Kanu and his group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, in a statement, lamented that such persons were doing so for their selfish interest.

He said: “It is so sad and unfortunate that a particular group of people, for political expediency and mischief, are trying to set the military and Nigerian society against each other. It is sad and unfortunate.”

Usman described the face-off between the Army and members of IPOB in Abia as an isolated issue which was being blown out of proportion by some people.

“These isolated incidences, instigated by miscreants and mischief makers, therefore, should not be taken as something that should jeopardise the military exercise going on in that place.

“It is really sad and unfortunate that people will not find time to ask question about the essence and activities involved in respect of exercise Egwu Eke II before jumping into conclusion.

“The exercise is taking part in the entire South East and Cross River, why should we have problem in one state – Abia. There is no reported problem in Imo, Ebonyi, Anambra, Enugu and Cross River States.

“There is need for all of us to be more responsible, exercise understanding about the issues at hand, support and encourage the military to perform its legitimate duty. The exercise we are having has been scheduled since last year – 2016. It is not targeted at any segment of the Nigerian society.

“As a matter of fact, it was because of the encouraging feedback that we have about the conduct of exercise Python Dance I in 2016 that brought the idea of having another exercise.

“And being a responsible organisation, people said Python Dance seems to be something awkward, so, why don’t you call it in the native language of those people so that they can understand it just like you have exercise Harbin Kunama.

“We have had exercises in other parts of the country. As soon as we are done with exercise Egwu Eke II, we are embarking on exercise Crocodile Smile II which is also a scheduled training exercise in the circle of the Nigerian army training year, 2017.

“And this time around, beyond the South South Zone, it will be extended to the South West zone, involving 2 Division, 6 Division and 81 Division,’’ the Army spokesman noted.

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  • Time shall tell

  • Where the names

  • Please, name them.

  • We are human being with positive thinking.
    “Hausa” we will not allow KANU to achieve his goals that he wants us to react badly by attacking Igbo’s in our states.

    Therefore, Instead to react by killing innocent Igbos in Arewa.

    We have to show them that we are intellectuals by calling our northern merchants to suspend supply of agricultural products and animals from north to South-East…….for….. weeks……so that they should be in Hungary @@@@@@

    So pls let’s avoid violence and embrace peace.

    • GUD 1 BRO

    • Hahahaaaa sai ….


    • Igbos have developed food basket states in Anambra and Ebonyi. Who is farming in the north now? Your boko haram recruits or IDP inmates? ????????

  • Please name them

  • Propaganda! Army don to political party

  • Fake soldiers. Go n capture BH.

    • very soon!

      *IPOB is a militant terrorist group* some of their actions, clandestinely and actively, that has been terrorising the general public among others include; “The formation of a Biafra Secret Service. “Claimed formation of Biafra National Guard. “Unauthorised blocking of public access roads. “Extortion of money from innocent civilians at illegal road blocks. “Militant possession and use of weapons (stones, molotov cocktails, machetes and broken bottles among others) on a military patrol on 10 September 2017. “Physical confrontation of troops by Nnamdi Kanu and other IPOB actors at a check point on 11 September 2017 and also attempts to snatch their rifles. “Attack by IPOB members, on a military check point on 12 September 2017, at Isialangwa, where one IPOB actor attempted to snatch a female soldier’s rifle. “From the foregoing, the Armed Forces of Nigeria wishes to confirm to the general public that IPOB from all intent, plan and purpose as analysed, is a militant terrorist organisation.

  • Nonsense, dsame way politicians re behind boko haram attack too, wch dey doin it on der selfish interest, since dats wat dey no hw to dp best, vry soon der family wil stil be fallin to der trap

  • naming them will not solve the problem but rather pour petrol to the little fire

  • unbelievable

  • Cry cry baby. Those you are killing are not complaining

  • please oga brigadier! who them be? tell me their names

  • Good to go kuka-sheka

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