|Chief of Army staff, Lieutenant General Turkur Yusufu Burutai|
Days after front-line Igbo group, known as Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF), described the Operation Python Dance (II) a.k.a Exercise Egwu Eke, as “military invasion and occupation of Alaigbo, nay, declaration of war against peaceful citizens of Alaigbo”.
Another known Igbo group, Igbo National Council, INC, Sunday, gave the Chief of Army staff, Lieutenant General Turkur Yusufu Burutai, 21 days to withdraw his men from the Southeast region.
This was stated in a release obtained by Vanguard in Owerri, and signed by the National President, Comrade Chilos Godsent.
The release also warned that it would sue the Nigeria Army to the International Criminal Court, ICC, for genocide against the Southeast region.
As captured by the release, “In view of the above, the Igbo National Council, INC, has analysed the state of the Southeast and the Nigerian state and hereby state the following.
“The Nigeria state is not at war with the people of South-East Nigeria, and therefore wish to call on the president and Commander in Chief of Armed Forces.
“The leadership of the National Assembly to mandate the Minister of Defence staff, Chief of Army Staff, to immediately withdraw the military arbitrarily deployed to Southeast to murder innocent civilians.
“If this is not adhered to within twenty one days (21) the Igbo National Council, INC, will petition and also sue the Nigeria Army and the Federal government, to International Criminal Court, ICC, for genocide against the armless people of the southeast Nigeria.”
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