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Army looks for cooperation from stakeholders to lift the southeast sit-at-home directive

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In order to lift the sit-at-home directive in the South-East, the Nigerian Army has urged cooperation from other parties involved in the region.

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This call was made on Wednesday at the 14 Brigade Headquarters in Ohafia, Abia State, during an interactive session with journalists by Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, the Chief of Army Staff.

According to the Janescope, every Monday in the region since August 2021, the Indigenous People of Biafra, or IPOB, have announced a sit-at-home order.

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The order was a component of its tactics to compel the Federal Government to free its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who was arrested.

The organization subsequently broke away from the directive, but the IPOB part led by Simon Ekpa has persisted in enforcing it, which has resulted in the wanton destruction of people and property and severely damaged the zone’s economy.

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The Army head, however, stated that although the military was already responding to the order, they would have to act swiftly.

He says that in order to get outcomes, we need the knowledge of other stakeholders, such market groups, youth organizations, and all levels of government.

“The military is just one line of effort in the fight against asymmetric threats; multiple lines of effort are needed.”

“The military’s line of action has little effect in countering asymmetric threats.

Thus, we require additional lines of support, such as discourse and developmental initiatives.

“To fully address this threat, we need other stakeholders to come on board, and we are talking with them,” he declared.

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