Tinubu Orders Security Agencies To Fish Out Perpetrators Of Aba Attack

By Sunday Etuka, Abuja

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President Tinubu has ordered security agencies to fish out the masterminds and perpetrators of the Aba attack, resulting in the killing of five soldiers.

This is even as he ordered for the arrest of those calling on people to stay at home, declaring that their action is nothing but a treasonable offence.

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President Tinubu gave the order in a statement he personally signed and posted on his X handle on Saturday.

Angered by the news of the killing of the five soldiers by suspected militants of the proscribed terrorist organization, IPOB, the President vowed that the federal government would come down heavily against those who have made it a habit to needlessly attack the officers and men of the armed forces.

He warned that on no account should anyone, under any guise, have the audacity to kill agents of the state, saying that the slain soldiers were on peacekeeping duty in Aba, Abia State on Thursday when they were murdered, just two months after a similar tragic incident happened in Okuama in Delta state.

While noting that the unwarranted barbaric and evil acts stand condemned and should never be condoned and tolerated in the country, the President made it clear that the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the armed forces have the capacity to crush violent non-state actors, making the nation’s communities unsafe.

He stressed that the fact that the security forces are exercising necessary restraints should not be mistaken for weakness.

“We are working to build a peaceful and harmonious society, but nobody should be under any illusion that the government will not act appropriately when the lives of our officers and men are wantonly taken”, he warned.

While extending his sincere condolences to the families of the five slain soldiers, their colleagues and the leadership of the armed forces, Tinubu urged other men and women on peacekeeping duty not to be discouraged by the unfortunate incident in Aba.

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