- The Nigerian Army says it is aware of reports that residents of Dura community are fleeing their homes over a missing retired officer
- The Army pleads with the residents to stay back in their homes and continue with their activities
- It releases phone number for the public to report any information about the missing military officer
The Nigerian Army, on Saturday, October 6, appealed to the residents of Dura - Du district and its environs in the Jos South local government area of Plateau state not to flee their homes over a missing retired officer.
The headquarters of the 3 division of the Nigerian Army said it is aware of reports that the residents had fled and abandoned their homes and business premises to avoid being clamped down by the troops involved in the search and rescue operation for the missing retired senior officer.
“Please be informed that Nigerian Army is a professional organisation that conducts its operations with international best practices and respect for fundamental human rights.
“The troops involved in the search and rescue operation only apprehended those who have information about the missing retired senior officer based on credible intelligence.
“Consequently, the good and peace loving people of Jos South local government area of Plateau state and most especially Dura -Du district are enjoined not to desert their homes and business premises and urged to go about their legitimate businesses.
“This will prevent hoodlums from breaking into the abandoned homes and business premises.
“Anyone with credible information about the whereabouts of the missing retired senior officer should please contact this headquarters on GSM number 09074028881.
“Handsome reward awaits a credible informant and the source of information shall be protected.
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“Finally, this division also wishes to emphasize its adherence and respect of human rights in the discharge of its constitutional roles.
“It further calls on everyone within its area of responsibility to remain vigilant and report any suspected breach of the peace to security agencies,” a statement by Colonel Kayode Ogunsanya, the deputy director of Army public relations, said.
Legit.ng earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari, said on Saturday, October 6, that the federal government remained committed to getting back all Nigerians abducted by terrorists.
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