Army warns soldiers against wearing uniform outside barracks in South East

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The Nigerian Army has accused the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), planning to ambush and attack security operatives in the South-East region.

In an internal memo sent to commanders, the army urged soldiers to be more wary of movements outside barracks.

They were also warned to watch their language in public and avoid making any inflammatory remarks that could escalate tensions.

“I am directed to inform All Officers and Men of the Command of a planned attack by aggrieved group (IPOB) on security agencies in the South East. Intelligence revealed that the aggrieved group claimed that several of their members were killed in Abia on 31st March, 2023.

“To ensure your safety and security of our formation and officers; it is advisable to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity.

“It is also essential to watch your language in public spaces and avoid making any inflammatory remarks that could escalate tensions.

“Please follow the instructions given in the message, including remaining vigilant, carrying your rifles while on guard duty, and refraining from wearing your uniform outside of the office premises/ barracks.

“Please follow the instructions given to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you. Thank you for your continued dedication.”