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Fani-Kayode Reacts As Nigerian Army Bombards IPOB Camps In Orlu



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Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned the Nigerian Army for bombarding camps occupied by members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) in Orlu, Imo State.

Naija News reports that the Army had bombarded some communities in the area believed to be harbouring personnel of the security arm of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

It was gathered that the strike started on Thursday morning and has worsened the already built-up tension in the areas.

A video of the aerial bombardments on Thursday surfaced online, with fresh tension and anxiety building in the communities.

Confirming the military operation, the army spokesperson of the 34 artillery Brigade, Obinze, Owerri, Imo state, Babatunde Zubairu, said the locals were not being harassed.

He confirmed the deployment of helicopters and other military gadgets in the operations. The army spokesperson said that the operation was an offshoot of military intelligence.

Reacting via a post on his Twitter handle on Thursday, Fani-Kayode condemned the bombing and alleged killing of innocent men, women & children in Orlu, describing the operation as unacceptable.

The PDP chieftain asserted that shedding innocent blood is not the way forward and called on the Nigerian Army to show restraint.

“The bombing & killing of innocent men, women & children in Orlu, Anambra state by soldiers of the Nig. Army is totally & completely unacceptable & I wholeheartedly condemn it. Shedding innocent blood is not the way forward & I call on the Nigerian Army to show restraint,” he wrote.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.