The Nigerian Army has urged South-East residents to disregard the lies and propaganda being peddled by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other miscreants in the zone against its activities.
In a statement by Col. Sagir Musa, the acting Director Public Relations of the Nigerian Army, said the army would not ordinarily join words with an illegal organization but just to set the record straight against the kind of divisive, selfish and wicked propaganda and misinformation mischievously being perpetrated by the group.
Musa also maintained nobody was manhandled, shot, wounded, abducted or killed by a soldier or soldiers of the Nigeria Army in Abia and Imo states or in any other state of the South-East geopolitical zone.
The statement added that as a professional and responsible organisation, the Nigeria Army under the leadership of Lt.- Gen. Tukur Buratai, has variously and sufficiently (both in deeds and actions) made it clear that it will not encourage or condone any form of professional misconduct especially human rights abuses,’
According to him, the Nigeria Army ably represented by the 82 Division in the South-East will continue to protect the lives and properties of all Nigerians in the zone.