Army Warns Against Treasonable Acts, Others
The Nigerian Army yesterday warned against treason and the agitations for the dismemberment of the country, as such alleged acts or behaviour could lead to committing treasonable felony and arson for prosecution in a court of law.
Addressing a news conference in Damaturu, the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman on Thursday disclosed that, “there are individuals, including members of some groups and communities attempting to disintegrate from the indivisible entity of the Nigerian nation.”
He also reminded all citizens that the Nigerian Army Rule of Engagement (NAROE) is being enforced for internal security operations to protect people’s lives and property in the country.
“The Nigerian Army would like to send an unequivocal warning to all and sundry, more specifically to all those threatening and agitating for the dismemberment of the country, committing treasonable felony and arson, as well as wanton destruction of lives and properties that once deployed, we shall apply the NAROE to the letter.”
Usman further warned: “It is however hoped that such circumstances would not arise that we should be deployed on such operations, because let nobody make any mistake, within the ambit of the law, we shall apply the rules of engagement to the fullest.