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By; Gabriel Okechukwu

The Army said some miscreants at Rumuekpe, disguising as protesters took the laws into their hands and barricaded the road attempting to stop troops on routine patrol access to a flow station, where they are providing security.

A statement by the Acting Deputy Director, Six Division, Army Public Relations, Major Danjuma Jonah concerning the issue at Rumuekpe, said the allegation that troops shot at peaceful protesters is illogic, malicious and should be totally disregarded.

Major Jonah said their troops are well trained professionals who conduct operations by adhering to the rules of engagement and utmost respect for the fundamental human rights of the citizenry and so the allegation is a futile attempt to malign the reputation of the Nigerian Army.

He reassured the good people of Rivers State, particularly Rumuekpe and environs to go about there normal businesses as no criminal gang would be allowed freedom of action to operate in the area.

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