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Army Denies Collaboration With Terrorists, Reveals Next Operation In Southeast
The Nigerian Army cries out, denying circulating claims that the force personnel is in collaboration with armed bandits and Herdsmen terrorizing the South-Eastern part of the country including Benue state.
In a statement made public on Saturday via the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu described such claims as spurious and derogatory, aimed at smearing the image of the service.
It further disclosed the army is in readiness to carry out more exercises in the region and others to stop rampaging armed men and criminalities.
In his words: “The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a libelous, spurious and derogatory narrative credited to the International Society for Civil Liberty and Rule of Law, alleging that the Nigerian military, especially the NA is working with armed herdsmen/bandits to terrorise the Eastern part of the country and Benue state.
“A cursory look at the content reveals a futile effort to drag the image and reputation of the NA in the mud while promoting irredentists, lawless and outlawed organizations.
The statement continued:
“Unfortunately for these mischief makers, the highly patriotic and untiring efforts of the Nigerian Army to neutrally defend the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Nigeria are visible enough and boldly seen by all and have received international accolades.
“It is on record that the NA conducted and will still conduct series of Exercises not only in the South-Eastern states but across all the states of the Federation, which has reasonably reduced criminality,” it added.