Desist Or Face War, Army Tells Killer Herdsmen
The Nigeria Army has warned killer herdsmen that have been attacking innocent people in some parts of the country to desist from the menace or face the wrath of the military.
The Army spokesman Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu said this in a statement made available to our correspondent, saying that the soldiers are out to arrest any killer irrespective of his position in the country.
It said, “The troops have been mandated to carry out the arrest, including government functionaries found in the act of killing.”
The statement read, “The attention of the army had been drawn to the continued disturbing, senseless killings and wanton destruction of properties in the three states and “strongly warns the perpetrators of these crimes to desist forthwith”.
“The Defence Headquarters hereby warn the arsonists to desist from this wicked act as it will be resisted by the soldiers henceforth,” it stated.
“Our Rules of Engagement (ROE) are clear on arson and murder. Therefore, no such criminal acts would be allowed in any of the aforementioned states.
“The public is please reminded that when troops are called out for internal security operations, they are not to joke or persuade anyone.
“We have warned our commanders on the ground to take decisive actions or face a court-martial.”