Reps Meet Chief of Army Staff Over Threats of Breakup

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Reps Meet Chief of Army Staff Over Threats of Breakup
Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

The members of the House of Representatives have held a closed-door meeting with the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, to discuss the secession threats in the country.

Despite the refusal of the lawmakers and the military to divulge the details to reporters, reports say the succession agitations in the south-West championed by Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Ighoho, the Indigenous People of Biafra, and other agitations in the South-East and South-West featured the most.

The House delegation led by its Chairman, Abdul-Razaq Namdas, held the meeting with the COAS behind closed doors at about 11 am at the Nigerian Army Headquarters in Abuja.

The lawmakers raised concerns over the agitations of individuals and groups to divide the country and rising insecurity.

A source, who was privy to the discussions at the meeting, said the army chief vowed to use all powers at his disposal to maintain the unity of the country and also defend its territorial integrity.

“The lawmakers discussed two major issues with the COAS. One is the issue of insecurity across the length and breadth of the country. The other one is the rising agitations among some individuals to divide the country,” the source told Daily Trust.

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