Nigerian Army To Clampdown On June 12 Protesters, Slow Down Internet

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The Defence Headquarters, Abuja, has reportedly directed all operational and brigade commanders, heads of divisions, and other key units to be on high alert to prevent civilian protests planned for June 12.

It was gathered that the Nigerian Army has deployed more troops to the 81 division in Enugu State and 2 division in Ibadan, Oyo State, to ensure that the protests are forestalled.

In a memo obtained by SaharaReporters, the military has given orders to its commanders to enforce roadblocks and stop-and-search in major cities during June 12 to prevent moves to “undermine national security.”

A top source also revealed that the Office of the National Security Adviser is working with major telecommunications firms to slow down the internet space so as to June 12 to frustrate communication.

“Soldiers have been put on high alert against Biafra and Oduduwa republics’ agitators. The government is wary of another repeat of #EndSARS and has asked the military to frustrate mass movements and protests by taking over the major roads and conducting aimless stop-and-search,” a source revealed.

“There are other security reports they are working on, but the bottom line is that the government is working hard to tighten the noose on the social media and other means of communication particularly on the day, June 12.”

This article was originally published on Nigeria News

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