Nigerian Army 82 Division Warns Criminals Stay Away From S.East This Yuletide
The Nigerian Army 82 Division warns criminals to steer clear of its territory in the South East during the yuletide.
The warning was made known by the Deputy Director of Army Public Relations in the division, Col. Sagir Musa.
Col. Musa handed the warning when he paid a courtesy visit to the zonal office of the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Enugu.
Musa disclosed that the division had mapped out plans to reduce crime during the yuletide to ensure a hitch-free celebration.
He stated that many people engaged in criminal activities like armed robbery, banditry, kidnapping and cultism during the period which hindered peaceful celebration.
Col. Musa also said the division would establish three brigades in the five states of the South East to put criminal activities in check.
Nigerian Army 82 Division Warns Criminals
This is with a view to arresting any culprit.
“There is always an increase in crime during the yuletide and the army saw the need to put some measures in place to reduce such acts.
“The operation will be on intelligence report but each brigade will conduct roadblocks, stop-and-search and checkpoints to prevent such activities during the celebrations.
“Many people want insecurity to continue because they benefit from it but their actions will be detrimental to them this season.”
Musa asserted that the army was committed to ensuring that peace, unity and development prevailed in the South East and Nigeria in general.
He further dislosed that the division would be considerate in carrying out its action to ensure that innocent citizens were not harmed.
The army spokesman said that the crime prevention programmes would be conducted in collaboration with other security agencies in the South East.