Following the wide widespread agitation for secession of some parts of South-east from Nigeria, the General Officer Commanding, 1 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Adeniyi Oyebade has warned that, the Army will not condone any treasonable agitation in the north-west.
The GOC gave the warning while addressing journalists at the 1 Division headquarters in Kaduna on Friday.
According to the GOC, any such agitation under in area of responsibility, which covers north-west and some of part of north-central zones of the country will be treated as treasonable felony.
This is even as he warned soldiers and officers under his command not to take side, should there be such agitation or conflict.
“Under my command, we shall not condone any form of security threat to lives and property.
“Whenever troops are deployed to crisis zone, they are duty bound to halt breaking down of law and order.
“We are therefore warning that, any form of agitation in north-west and part of north-central will be treated as treasonable felony.
“Also, any soldier or officer found in any unprofessional conduct in the event of any agitation would be dealt with according to the military act.”, he said.