The Nigerian army has said it will deal with individuals propagating separatist agenda in the country.
Lt.-Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff, stated this in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, at the first Commanding Officers’ Workshop 2021, according to The Nation.
Though Attahiru did not mention names, Asari Dokubo, the former leader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF), recently announced the establishment of Biafra Customary Government (BCG), in which he included some parts of South-east and South-south as territory.
Also, Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, recently declared that the South-west was no longer interested in being part of Nigeria.
However, Attahiru promised that the army will deal decisively with every form of security threats confronting the unity of the country.
“The Nigerian Army under my leadership would remain proactive and jointly work with other security agencies to decisively deal with threats facing the nation.
“The Nigerian Army under my watch remains resolute and is poised more than ever before to decisively deal with individuals or groups that threaten the peace, security and stability of our great nation,” he statec.