The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant Ibrahim Attahiru, while delivering a lecture during the first Commanding Officers’ Workshop 2021 in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has vowed that the army will deal ruthlessly with Sunday Igboho, Asari Dokubo and whoever is found behind Biafra and Oduduwa Republic and any other secessionist agitators causing disunity in the country.
Sunday Ighoho declared Oduduwa Republic
Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, had earlier called for the cessation of the entire Southwest from Nigeria, declaring the region as Oduduwa Republic and that South-West was no longer part of Nigeria.
Sunday Igboho in his declaration had said that his people who are Yorubas are being cheated and treated as second class citizens. Adding that his people are being killed and their lands taken by Fulani herdsmen.
Asari Dokubo established Biafra government
Also, Asari Dokubo who was once a Niger Delta Militant had recently renewed his cessation agitation and announced the establishment of Biafra Customary Government for the entire South-South region. Asari Dokubo included some parts of the South-East and South-South as part of the territory.
Both Sunday Igboho and Asari Dokubo are on the watch list of the Nigeria military
Lieutenant Ibrahim Attahiru warned that:
- The under his leadership, the Nigeria Army will not tolerate disruption of peace in Nigeria by either Sunday Igboho or Asari Dokubo or any form of threats from any agitators
- The Nigeria Army under his watch will deal with anyone, persons or groups that threaten the peace, security and stability of Nigeria.