NIGERIAN MILITARY TO OBSERVE CEASEFIRE DESPITE MILITANTS' CONTINUED ATTACKS ON PIPELINES



The Nigerian Army says it will continue to observe a two-week ceasefire declared by Federal Government, even as militants continue their attacks on oil installations in the Niger Delta region.
Ibrahim Attahiru, a major genera and General Officer Commanding (GOC), 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, said this on Wednesday, while briefing journalists on the outcome of a meeting held at the Army Headquarters in Abuja.

He said the decision was part of the resolutions reached at the meeting of field commanders and principal staff officers, convened by the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, in Abuja.

He, however, warned that the military would resume its operations in the region if the militants continued to disregard the ceasefire.
Mr. Attahiru said the meeting of the Army’s field commanders was also held to appraise the current security situation in the country.

He said the army would apply its rules of engagement in its operations in the Niger Delta, especially where it is deemed necessary.

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