Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Mgbowo raid: Army adduces reasons - ITREALMS

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Senior military official on Tuesday adduces some reasons why a detachment of Nigerian Army raided Mgbowo town in Enugu State, reports 
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According to a press statement emanating from the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army in Enugu, the purported joint security force suspected the village as a hideout for Indigenes People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) members.
Major Abubakar Abdullahi, who signed the statement also said the operations took place at night and nothing was destroyed.

“Contrary to IPOB/ESN propaganda video, there was no incident of indiscriminate firing or unprovoked burning of houses during the raid,” part of the statement read.

Also, he did not however refute the video which showed a burning house and staccato gunshots were heard clearly. Instead, he doubted whether the video clip was shot at Awgu.

Additionally, Enugu Metro reported that Abdullahi however said the Army is investigating the video and will punish any soldier that puts up unruly behavior.

“Investigation into the video is ongoing to ascertain when and where it was shot and those involved.

“Any personnel found culpable would be sanctioned accordingly.”

Major Abdulahi asked the public to disregard the “propaganda materials intended to mislead the public.”

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