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Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by obiremy: 11:56am On Jun 10, 2016
The attention of the 82 Division, Nigerian Army has been drawn to a planned release of report by Amnesty International on the recent violent activities by IPOB and MASSOB on 31st May 2016 in which they were alleging that the Nigerian Army planned the killing of the protesters. This is not true but the usual calculated attempt to rubbish the Security forces in particular and the Nigerian Army just to remain relevant.

It should be noted that the Non-governmental organization has always been of the habit of being the judge and jury in matters of our national security without recourse to fairness, objectivity, all aimed at rubbishing the Nigerian Army for reasons best known to them. This could not be far from trying albeit unsuccessfully to be relevant and justify funding.

For the avoidance of doubt, what transpired that fateful day was that some elements of MASSOB/IPOB engaged in violent protests which led to outright breakdown of law and order. The pro-Biafra protesters who had chosen the day to mark the 50th Anniversary of Biafra perpetrated a number of unimaginable atrocities to unhinge the reign of peace, security and stability in several parts of Anambra State. A number of persons were selected for attack, killed and burnt. Two personnel of the Nigeria Police were killed, several soldiers were wounded, a Nigeria Police vehicle was completely burnt down while another of the Nigerian Army was vandalized. The strategic Niger Bridge at Onitsha was at the verge of being captured particularly with the coordinated reinforcement of the violent protesters from the Asaba end of the Bridge. In addition, wanton destruction of lives and properties were brazenly carried out by the protesters who employed firearms, crude weapons as well as other volatile cocktails such as acid and dynamites. In consequence, law, order and security were grossly threatened across the State and beyond.

The Nigerian Army in synergy with other security agencies under its constitutional mandates for Military Aid to Civil Authority (MACA) and Military Aid to Civil Power (MACP) acted responsively in order to de-escalate the deteriorating security situation. Instructively, the military and other security agencies exercised maximum restraints against the odds of provocative and inexplicable violence that were employed against them by the pro-Biafra protesters. The military and of course the other security agencies acted professionally within the extant Rules of Engagement to successfully de-escalate the budding anarchy. It is rather inconceivable for any individual or group to have decided to inundate the general public with an anecdote of unverified narratives in order to discredit the Nigerian Army in the course of carrying out its constitutional duties despite the premeditated and unprovoked attacks in the hands of the violent pro-Biafra mob as Amnesty International is determined to do.

Thank you for your usual cooperation.

COLONEL HAMZA GAMBO
Deputy Director Army Public Relations

Source: http://www.trezzyblog.com/2016/06/amnesty-internationals-campaign-of.html

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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by obiremy: 11:56am On Jun 10, 2016
What do u think?
Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by okoro4: 12:41pm On Jun 10, 2016
Nigerian army and Amnesty International have never been best of friends

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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by Leopardd(m): 1:29pm On Jun 10, 2016
The leadership of IPOB claim more than 50 of their members were killed. The Nigerian army has said in a statement that they acted in self-defence, and five IPOB members were killed. However, Amnesty International has seen no evidence that the killings were necessary to protect life. Although the police also claim that IPOB supporters killed two policemen the next day in neighbouring Asaba, Delta state, Amnesty International cannot confirm this claim. However, such killings would not substantiate the army’s argument they acted in self-defence.

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2016/06/nigeria-killing-of-unarmed-pro-biafra-supporters-by-military-must-be-urgently-investigated/

Army people, kindly show us the dead bodies and names of the security agencies killed by IPOB, just as IPOB has detailed names and photos of every of their members killed since August last year, as published by Premiumtimes.

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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by Likei(m): 1:31pm On Jun 10, 2016
Nigerian army !!! stop killing peacefull protesters !!!

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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by Expensivewarrio: 2:00pm On Jun 10, 2016
A day of reckoning is fast approaching for buhari and his illiterate army. Sooner the ammunition bought by GEJ through black market will finish and lets see the western country that will sell weapon to a country that has a load of human right violation in its hand.

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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by chukwukadibia10: 2:07pm On Jun 10, 2016
Is really getting hot for Nigeria in every angle.
grin

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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by Gelengelen: 2:11pm On Jun 10, 2016
Burukuhari the tyrant. He is a mistake to this nation.

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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by Nobody: 2:22pm On Jun 10, 2016
Amnesty should stop crying wolf where there is none. They are IPOB terrorists and you can't expect the military to fold their hands and let them break down law and order. Nnamdi kanu their terror leader taught them to become rebels on his evil radio before been locked up like a church rat that he his sad Anyone calling for the break up of Nigeria deserves the bokoharam treatment. Bokoharam has flags, IPOB has flags. Their common objective is to establish a sovereign state out of Nigeria which will never happen. Lord luggard saw the strength in our diversity before handing over power to the north. This is why the easterners are angry and will not subject themselves to northern oligarchs but unfortunately ojukwu later realized igbos progress is in Nigeria and can only be attained by co-operation with the west and north. If the igbos are ready to denounce biafra we will gladly vote in an igbo president. Biafra will never come in Jesus name. Amen sad

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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by Lajet: 2:45pm On Jun 10, 2016
Nigeria Army can lie. Buhari and his Security forces should stop killing innocent people

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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by Kondomatic(m): 3:05pm On Jun 10, 2016
Crude weapon they said? How about those sleeping inside church?



Did they attack NA with crude farts too?

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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by MirabelArode(f): 3:09pm On Jun 10, 2016
Very soon it will be a CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY TO SELL ARMS to feudal nigeria. They'll be left with only catapults, bows and arrows. Kikikikiki!

The sunni-led army went into a church at Nkpor to kill worshippers celebrating a remembrance mass for their heroes who died for them in 67-70s, what's the difference between them and the northern muslims that go into churches to kill in the north?
nigeria army is BOKO HARAM.

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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by Maxi112: 3:13pm On Jun 10, 2016
Nigerian army with lies be like bread and beans they work in hand.



they always spew trash, what abt those sleeping in the church they murdered, are they still carrying fire arms while sleeping? perhaps they must always lie to justify there selfs

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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by jakiedudu(m): 3:14pm On Jun 10, 2016
It's quite ironic that, a govt whose motto is anti-corruption is here commiting gross acts of human rights violation and extra-judicial killings, and at the same time, giving flimsy excuses on why they can't go after killer fulani herdsmen (who violated Nigerians right to life) because of ECOWAS.
The more gross acts of human rights violations are committed by govt, the more foriegn medias rubbishes the image of the country on human rights violation. Tourist, businessmen and sporting organizations takes Amnesty's report about countries very seriously before they visit, do business or organize intl sporting events and hosting rights.

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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by Icecomrade: 4:03pm On Jun 10, 2016
I tried to make sense out of this public statement, but it seems empty and irrational.

I cant remember the last time I posted anything sympathetic over the death of any soldier, Most times I feel they deserve even more.

Its laughable how our leaders have always struggled to preserve the unity of this country with Gun and blood of the innocent.

Anyone with common sense will ask how sustainable this blood preserved unity will last.

I think unity should come out of willful submission and not coercion. That's the only way all stakeholders would enjoy it.


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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by hakeem4(m): 4:06pm On Jun 10, 2016
why don't they use rubber bullet?

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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by Truefederalism(m): 4:07pm On Jun 10, 2016
A country that wage wars against its citizens, whether protesting or not, is a failed state.

No words describe its military.
Nigeria is a failed state!!

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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by haconjy(m): 4:08pm On Jun 10, 2016
Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by Olukat(m): 4:09pm On Jun 10, 2016
Now that's madness grin grin grin grin grin
Army release a preemptive statement.
I wish they act like this when it comes to Fighting BH

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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by MakeWeTalk: 4:09pm On Jun 10, 2016

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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by gogo2479: 4:09pm On Jun 10, 2016
Nigeria Army liar!

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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by chiedu7: 4:10pm On Jun 10, 2016
The Nigerian Army are cowardly.

They cannot tackle the Fulani Herdsmen , its the unarmed IPOB people that they are brave to fight.

Dont work the ICC is awaiting una & Buhari

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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by VocalWalls: 4:11pm On Jun 10, 2016
The army is talking back?

And the APC supporters too?

But they were hailing AI during Jonathan's tenure, chanting that ihejirika will rot in jail.

**hurries to laterine with a newspaper page of APC's manifesto.

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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by ruggedboy01: 4:13pm On Jun 10, 2016
Army were too fast to reply grin cheesy

They are scared already grin cheesy wink

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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by HIGHESTPOPORI(m): 4:13pm On Jun 10, 2016
Who una wan use Grammar deceive?

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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by TippyTop(m): 4:14pm On Jun 10, 2016
I think Buhari would soon chill out in prison where he belongs.

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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by Joel3(m): 4:15pm On Jun 10, 2016
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.the army who write this report look like someone who just finished smoking weed and drinking ijaw ogogoro.

the manner it address amnesty international shows they are guilty of allegation. I see one reason why Nigeria government will find it difficult to buy arms legitimately. the america congress is till debating if to sell fighter jet to Nigeria or not.

there will be a further ban. and this will led to arms in the black market. and another reason Niger Delta avengers will take on this Government in battle field.

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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by misscall247: 4:16pm On Jun 10, 2016
Buhatai and Buhari is a coward

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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by sammyj: 4:16pm On Jun 10, 2016
hmmmmmm It is well!!!
Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by Leopard2A7: 4:17pm On Jun 10, 2016
obiremy:
The attention of the 82 Division, Nigerian Army has been drawn to a planned release of report by Amnesty International on the recent violent activities by IPOB and MASSOB on 31st May 2016 in which they were alleging that the Nigerian Army planned the killing of the protesters. This is not true but the usual calculated attempt to rubbish the Security forces in particular and the Nigerian Army just to remain relevant.

It should be noted that the Non-governmental organization has always been of the habit of being the judge and jury in matters of our national security without recourse to fairness, objectivity, all aimed at rubbishing the Nigerian Army for reasons best known to them. This could not be far from trying albeit unsuccessfully to be relevant and justify funding.

For the avoidance of doubt, what transpired that fateful day was that some elements of MASSOB/IPOB engaged in violent protests which led to outright breakdown of law and order. The pro-Biafra protesters who had chosen the day to mark the 50th Anniversary of Biafra perpetrated a number of unimaginable atrocities to unhinge the reign of peace, security and stability in several parts of Anambra State. A number of persons were selected for attack, killed and burnt. Two personnel of the Nigeria Police were killed, several soldiers were wounded, a Nigeria Police vehicle was completely burnt down while another of the Nigerian Army was vandalized. The strategic Niger Bridge at Onitsha was at the verge of being captured particularly with the coordinated reinforcement of the violent protesters from the Asaba end of the Bridge. In addition, wanton destruction of lives and properties were brazenly carried out by the protesters who employed firearms, crude weapons as well as other volatile cocktails such as acid and dynamites. In consequence, law, order and security were grossly threatened across the State and beyond.

The Nigerian Army in synergy with other security agencies under its constitutional mandates for Military Aid to Civil Authority (MACA) and Military Aid to Civil Power (MACP) acted responsively in order to de-escalate the deteriorating security situation. Instructively, the military and other security agencies exercised maximum restraints against the odds of provocative and inexplicable violence that were employed against them by the pro-Biafra protesters. The military and of course the other security agencies acted professionally within the extant Rules of Engagement to successfully de-escalate the budding anarchy. It is rather inconceivable for any individual or group to have decided to inundate the general public with an anecdote of unverified narratives in order to discredit the Nigerian Army in the course of carrying out its constitutional duties despite the premeditated and unprovoked attacks in the hands of the violent pro-Biafra mob as Amnesty International is determined to do.

Thank you for your usual cooperation.

COLONEL HAMZA GAMBO
Deputy Director Army Public Relations

Source: http://www.trezzyblog.com/2016/06/amnesty-internationals-campaign-of.html

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Re: Nigerian Army Reacts To Amnesty Report Of Army Killing 17 IPOB/MASSOB Youths by skyman200(m): 4:18pm On Jun 10, 2016
Nigeria army and their lies, they are good at killing innocent citizens but they can't face nda men.

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