Operation Python Dance: We’ll reduce road blocks In South-East – Army says


The Nigerian Army “Operation Python Dance’’ has said some of its road blocks in the five eastern states will be dismantled to facilitate free flow of traffic during the Yuletide.

Military Checkpoint

Deputy Director, Public Relations of 82 Division Nigerian Army, Enugu, Col. Musa Sagir, disclosed this while on patrol with newsmen at the River Niger Bridge head, Onitsha and Awka, yesterday.

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Sagir said it had become imperative to remove totally or shorten some of the checkpoints, particularly within the bridge head, Onitsha, as the Yuletide draws closer.

He called on other security agencies operating within the bridge head to support the Army to ensure free flow of traffic in the area.

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He said the operation was not to witch-hunt any group or individuals but purely for military training and crime prevention.

“Our men stay by the side of the road watching, in case of any criminality and obstruction.

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“You have seen that we are not looking for any group or individual to arrest since our operation started on November 27 and will end on December 27 in the five eastern states.

“The Nigerian Army has to ensure safety, peace and security and to ensure that Nigeria’s security challenges are reduced to the barest minimum.

“No holidays for all the military personnel in the South-East throughout the period of the exercise,’’ Sagir said.


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