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Nigerians Condemn deployment of soldiers, helicopters to Orlu, Imo state

Nigerians Condemn deployment of soldiers, helicopters to Orlu, Imo state

Oyogist.com has learnt that major tension arose earlier today over the Nigerian Army’s deployment of soldiers and helicopters in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State in search of Eastern Security Network (ESN) personnels.

According to a statement from the Nigerian Army,

“The Nigerian Army, in line with its constitutional mandate, wishes to reassure the general public that troops in operational synergy with sister security agencies are in pursuit of the criminal elements in order to ensure safe return of the kidnapped victims.”

Femi Fani-Kayode while reacting to this incident said;

“The bombing & killing of innocent men, women & children in Orlu, by soldiers of the Nig. Army is totally & completely unacceptable & I wholeheartedly condemn it. Shedding innocent blood is not the way forward & I call on the Nigerian Army to show restraint.

A popular human rights activist, Oluchi Christy wrote on twitter; “Nigerian government deployed soldiers to Orlu to attack ESN and innocent Orlu Community, Imo State, but sent Northern Governors and Sheik Gumi to dialogue with Fulani terrorists and killer herdsmen.”

Ifa Funso stated that “Too obvious that Nigeria governments are behind Boko Haram, bandits and Fulani herdsmen. I don’t know how a sane government will channel their power more on innocent people in Orlu than the terrorists in Sambisa forest.”

Fadahunsi Olaoluwa tweeted, “More than 36hrs after a kidnap in Kagara, Niger State, the military is busy conducting airstrikes in Orlu, Imo State when they ought to be following after the kidnappers tail. Maybe there’s a direct flight to Kagara from Orlu.”

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