The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, has commended Ndigbo for not embarking on a reprisal attacks against northerners resident in Igbo land during bomb attacks in Kano and other parts of the north.
He said if they did that, the extremists, would have deemed it an opportunity to create a state of anarchy in the country.
Ihejirika, who spoke at the Army Officers’ Mess, Military Cantonment, Onitsha, Anambra State, during the commissioning of some refurbished military vehicles, including prime movers, ammunition carriers and command post vehicles.
He said he was impressed that Ndigbo were sensible enough to have shunned reprisal attacks.
He expressed optimism that with the support of President Goodluck Jonathan and the Onitsha business community, the terrorists would not only be surmounted and kicked out of the country, but also kicked out of neighboring countries.
He also commended the Onitsha business community for the support and co-operation given to his officers and men in the commercial city and urged them not to relent in their efforts.
Ihejirika said: “My officers and men are here to do a peculiar and selfless job for mankind”.
He also warned the soldiers to be patient and avoid any act capable of tarnishing the image of Nigerian soldiers, particularly during this democratic dispensation.