This lying Nigerian Army said it mobilized its men in line with its constitutional mandate of deploying troops in aid of civil authority whenever the need arises, yet the soldiers were in Port Harcourt in the morning of the said day. At what point then were the civil authorities unable to deal with the problem that the Army had to come to their aid?
So the assault rifles and armored cars the Army came out with that morning was to disperse a rally of fellow citizens that were molesting innocent citizens, intimidating passers-by and wreaking havoc on commuters, thereby disturbing public peace, safety and security. Incidentally the so-called troubling crowd was dispersed with mere teargas. If that was the case, what was the need of the Army “coming to the aid” of civil authorities?