In a statement released by the Defence Headquarters, the authorities have re-emphasised that the military will abide with the ongoing negotiation effort of the Federal Government with militants in order to have peaceful settlement of the Niger Delta problem.
However, while trying to achieve this feat, the military has warned that it would not tolerate “any individual or group taking its good gesture of adherence to ceasefire and peaceful disposition to the impasse for granted.”
Hence, they will respond proportionately to any armed attacks against its location in a decisive but professional manner, in line with its constitutional mandate of defending innocent citizens as well as national critical infrastructure.
The Military states that the Armed Forces has the capacity to defend itself and warns various belligerent groups in either the Niger Delta or any other part of the nation to desist from any act capable of jeopardising peace and security of Nigeria or they will regret the consequences of their actions.
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