End killings Or Face Court Martial, Army Tells Field Commanders

In a bid to saturate the pressure mounted on it by the commander-in-chief, President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian Army has given marching orders to its field commanders to immediately bring to an end the wanton killings in Benue, Taraba and Adamawa and other trouble states or face court martial.

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The Army also warned arsonists and killers in the volatile states to desist from their acts or face decisive action by troops. This is coming just as Makurdi, the Benue State capital, has been beefed up with heavy security ahead of President Buhari’s visit to the state today.

A statement by the director of Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen Texas Chukwu, yesterday noted that the Army and other security agencies are already working assiduously to identify and arrest all those involved in acts killings “regardless of their disposition in the society, including government functionaries. “We have warned our commanders on the ground to take decisive actions or face court martial,” the Army spokesman threatened.

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