Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, in an apparent reaction to Saraki’s position insisted that the declaration of IPOB as a terrorist organisation was done in accordance with the nation’s constitution.
Buratai said this at the Nkwegu Military Cantonment Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, on Monday while inaugurating the “Operation Python Dance11” exercise for the South-East geopolitical zone.
He said, “What the Defence Headquarters said was to make a pronouncement, it was not a declaration, but this has given room for the right step to be taken. I think the government is doing the right thing, it is not that we overstepped our bounds, we are still within the limits of the law.
“What the military said was to set the ball rolling and to bring to the awareness of the public that this is what this organisation is about. I am happy that the government has done the right thing rightly.”