The activities of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and their splinter groups in the South-East part of the country is gaining momentum as the groups are threatening to disrupt the 2019 electoral process. Their excesses must therefore be clamped down on immediately, this is according to Army boss, Gen Tukur Buratai.

“I have issued directives for Operation Safe Conduct of the 2019 General Elections. The army has produced a code of conduct handbook for personnel to guide them during the elections and copies have been distributed to all formations."

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, said this on Monday, February 4th.

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He has ordered the General Officer Commanding and formation commanders in the South-East to clamp down on the activities of the groups.

Buratai said the military had information that “unpatriotic groups aided by foreign conspirators” were planning to scuttle the conduct of the 2019 General Elections, warning that the military would deal decisively with any security breach.

The army chief stated this in Abuja in his remarks at the Chief of Army Staff Operations Conference, a meeting which brought together the army’s apex administrative and operational commanders nationwide.

Buratai said the activities of the “outlawed IPOB” were gaining momentum and must therefore be stopped ahead of the general elections.

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