Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, has said that the military has doubled its efforts in putting an end to criminal activities perpetrated by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the Southeast.
One of the activities that has increased criminality in the region is the region is the Monday sit-at-home order by the IPOB group.
The order has greatly affected the socio-economic activities in the region.
To this, the Army Chief said there has been a significant reduction of the sit-at-home order in the region through Operation Udo Ka.
He said,”We have equally heightened our efforts in containing criminality perpetrated in the Southeast Region by the Indigenous People of Biafra and Eastern Security Network.
‘Through Operation Udo Ka, our troops have, in collaboration with other relevant stakeholders, put an end to the infamous sit-at-home order that has almost crippled socio-economic activities in the Region.
“Law-abiding citizens of the Region now go about their businesses and everyday life. Similarly, our joint efforts with various government agencies have quelled attempts by criminals to disrupt economic activities in the South West Region.”
It would be recalled on Tuesday, this news website reported that the factional leader of IPOB, Simon Ekpa had issued a fresh sit-at-home order in the region which commences on Monday, September 18, 2023 for two weeks.
The order according to Ekpa is a civil disobedience over the continued unlawful detention of some of its members.