The Nigeria Army yesterday, in Awka launched “Operation Python Dance” in the South East and warned Biafra agitators against  threats to Nigeria’s sovereignty.

Nigeria Army-Biafra agitators
Nigeria Army

The military warning came just barely a week the Amnesty International (AI) reported on how they killed over 150 Biafra agitators who were in a peaceful protest in the south east Nigeria, and the army reacted with a denial.

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But yesterday, while unveiling the operation, the army which also targets armed robbery, kidnapping, abduction, herdsmen-farmers clashes, communal clashes among others in the one month exercise said it would not hesitate to deploy troops on internal security operations and deal with secessionists and other trouble makers as appropriate.

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The Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, said the operation which would last from November 27 to December 27, 2016, had become necessary in anticipation of  rise of violent crimes during the Yuletide period.

In  a statement, the army said the operation would be multi-agency in nature as it would collaborate with other security agencies.

The statement read in part: “It would be recalled that the  Chief of  Army Staff, having painstakingly appraised the myriad of security challenges and scenarios across the country, directed on the conduct of both command post and field training exercises as a way of enhancing troops preparedness across the spectrum of contemporary challenges.

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“Similarly, Exercise Python Dance has been planned for the South East Region from November 27 to December 27, 2016.

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“The prevalent security issues such as armed robbery, kidnapping, abduction, herdsmen-farmers clashes, communal clashes and violent secessionist attacks among others would be targeted.

“In this wise, the exercise would be multi-agency in nature, whereby the Nigerian Army and other security agencies are expected to synergise and collaborate extensively.”

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Furthermore, it disclosed that an elaborate civil-military cooperation line of operation had been planned for operation.

It said: “ Nigerian Army Corps and Services would conduct activities such as medical outreach, repairs of roads, schools, and other infrastructure across the South-East region.

“The Chief of Army Staff has, therefore, directed that a contingent of durable mechanism be imbued in the overall planning as well as execution of the exercise to achieve a hitch free Yuletide for the entire region.”


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  1. Genocidist Buhari and his unprofessional soldiers are provocative and rude. They want to kill more Biafrans after denying Amnesty International report. What a wicked people! Can't police handle robbery and kidnapping? I thought soldiers are meant for hostile war fronts? No matter your occupation of Biafraland, she must be free. Nigeria got her independence from Britain without loss of lives. But I wonder why Nigerian soldiers would keep killing Biafrans for peacefully demanding independence. ICC, AI, EU, UN, TRUMP, USA senators, BBC, CNN, AL JAZEERA,SAHARA REPORTERS, all foreign missions in Nigeria, are you all watching? Please don't keep quiet.

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