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ESN: Nigerians slam FG for military action in Orlu while neglecting bandits in Niger


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Nigerians have taken to Twitter to question the priority of the Federal Government for ordering military action in Orlu, Imo State while neglecting RPG wielding bandits who kidnapped students in Niger State.

A student was killed while scores, including staff of Science College, Kagara, in Niger State, were abducted by ‘bandits’ in the early hours of Wednesday, February 17. They suspected uploaded a video to confirm the kidnap hours later.

In a tweet on Thursday, the Federal Government said that “the Nigerian Army, in line with its constitutional mandate, wishes to reassure the general public that troops in operational synergy with sister security agencies are in pursuit of the criminal elements in order to ensure safe return of the kidnapped victims.”—@HQNigerianArmy

However,  the Orlu and Orsu Local Government Areas of Imo State on Thursday as the Nigerian military began operations in search of the camps occupied by the personnel of Eastern Security Network linked with Indigenous People of Biafra.

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Although there have been no reports of injuries to indigenes, the sight of helicopters and other military gadgets has caused serious panic in the areas.

Recall that ESN operatives had a prior confrontation with soldiers in Orlu where they reportedly defeated the military on January 25.

The timing of the military action in Imo has left Nigerians concerned about the government’s decision to ‘attack’ Orlu while it chooses to negotiate with bandits who are in possession of scores of students and staff.

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