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‘Exercise Golden Dawn’ To Crush Threats by MASSOB, IPOB, ESN, Others – Army

The Nigerian Army says its recently launched ‘Exercise Golden Dawn’ in the South-East is aimed at curbing threats by secessionist agitators and other criminals in the region.

The Commander 302 Artillery Regiment (General Support), Col Abdulkarim Usman is quoted by a national daily, The Punch, as saying threats by the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB); the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed wing, the Eastern Security Network, necessitated the military intervention.

According to him, other threats include those from banditry, kidnapping, cultist activities, land disputes clashes, communal clashes, chieftaincy issues, assassinations and youths restiveness.

The launch of ‘Exercise Golden Dawn’ comes amidst worsening insecurity in the South-East since IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, was arrested in June.

The sit-at-home order purportedly issued by the proscribed group has since resulted in chaos in the region as hoodlums go about enforcing the order.

The army therefore insist that the operation will put an end to all that. Residents however fear a brutal crackdown that may result in ordinary citizens being caught in the cross fire.

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  1. The Nigerian government should do the needful to clamp down on boko Haram Dan chasing showdos wit dia irrelevant exercise in the south east.

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