The Nigerian Army has given its reaction to the tension which was said to be ongoing in Orlu, Imo State, saying it in search of criminal elements.
Recall that Nigerians have taken to social media to give reports that the Nigerian military, has since noon, launched a severe airstrike in Orlu, and alleged that this is in order to flush out the Eastern Security Network operatives in the community. (see videos here).
Taking to Twitter to give the statement of the Nigerian Army, the Government of Nigeria tweeted that the Army is reassuring the general public that the troops are in operational synergy with sister security agencies and are only in search of criminal elements in order to ensure the safe return of their kidnapped victims. Read also: Orlu: “Soldiers Ought To Be Deployed Against Killer Herdsmen, Not ESN”, Femi Fani-Kayode Blasts Buhari
“”The Nigerian Army, in line with its constitutional mandate, wishes to reassure the general public that troops in operational synergy with sister security agencies are in pursuit of the criminal elements in order to ensure safe return of the kidnapped victims.”— @HQNigerianArmy“, the Nigerian Government tweeted.Photos Credit: Getty