“We are not aware of any Shoot-on-Sight Order against Igbo- Presidency
The presidency has denied the rumor that a Shoot-On-Sight order was given by the federal government against the Igbo tribe. For a while now, some people have been alleging that the president gave a shoot-on-sight order against Igbos.
This rumor sparked off after the acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba charged the new Police Squad in Enugu to go after IPOB members and unknown gunmen who are attacking Police stations and facilities in the Southern Region of the country.
Some people had also accused the federal government of embarking on ethnic cleansing on Igbos. Reacting to this, the Official Spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu said that he is not aware of any shoot-on-sight order against Igbos.
While fielding questions on Arise News Channel, Garba Shehu said that the rumor of a shoot-on-sight order from the president against the Igbo was aimed at provoking unnecessary public anger.
This information should now quench the tension in the region as no such order had been given by the president.