The Defence Headquarters has warned secessionist group, Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) and Niger Delta militants to refrain from doing anything to breach the peace in the country.

The warning was given by Director of Defence Information, Brig Gen. Rabe Abubakar via a statement released on Thursday, February 4, 2016.

It reads:

“The DHQ hereby warned that the military and other security agencies will not condone any acts by individuals or group that is capable of breach to security and economic sabotage in the Niger Delta or in any part of the country.”

“In as much as the military recognises the supremacy of the constitution which guarantees freedom of expression and association, the constitution also frowns against individuals or groups hiding under it to stir up trouble and insecurity in the land.”

“Any individual or groups who have genuine complain or grievances should use the available means of dialogue for amicable resolution but certainly not violence, as it will not be tolerated.”

The DHQ warning comes after another secessionist group, Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) threatened to make the country ungovernable if it’s demands weren’t met by the government.