On 21st August 2019, the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs urges political office holders and other Nigerian dignitaries to keep it abreast about their impending foreign travel schedules, so as to enable the Ministry to make adequate preparation for their safety. This is coming four days after former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, was attacked at the 2nd Annual Igbo Cultural Festival in Nuremberg, Germany by suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The Department of State Services has alleged in fresh papers filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja that the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, met with “foreign collaborators” in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, and other countries on how to illegally topple the Muhammadu Buhari government.
On 17th August 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the Military serving in North-Western Nigeria to pursue armed bandits terrorizing the geopolitical zone and eliminate them. The President gave the order while addressing 15 officers and 160 soldiers of the 17th Army Brigade and Nigerian Air Force 213 Operational Base in Katsina, under the “Operation Hadarin Daji’’, at the Umaru Musa Yar’adua airport, Katsina.