Aftermath of continued killings as a result of herdsmen-farmers clashes and other violent attacks in the country particularly in Adamawa, Taraba and Benue states, the Nigerian Army has ordered its field commanders to spare no efforts in bringing perpetrators to book.
Towards this end, the Army headquarters said, “We have warned our commanders on the ground to take decisive actions or face court martial”.
A statement entitled ‘Enough of Wanton Killings and destruction in Adamawa, Benue and Taraba States’, signed by Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, said, “The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to the continued disturbing, senseless killings and wanton destruction of properties in Adamawa, Benue and Taraba states.
“In view of this, we strongly warn the perpetrators of these crimes to desist forthwith.
“The Nigerian army in conjunction with sister services and other security agencies are working assiduously to identify and arrest all those involved regardless of their disposition in the society including government functionaries.
“We would like to unequivocally reiterate that the Army Headquarters warns the arsonists and the killers to stop or face decisive action by troops.
“Our Rules of Engagement (ROE) is clear on arson and murder, therefore, no such criminal acts would be allowed in any of the aforementioned states.
“The public are please reminded that when troops are called out for internal security operations, they are not to joke or persuade anyone.
“We have warned our commanders on the ground to take decisive actions or face court martial.”
Director Army Public