IPOB Group criticises Army’s launch of Operation Python Dance in the South-East

IPOB also alleged that the military exercise is an attempt to massacre more Igbos in the region.

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Ohaneze Ndigbo

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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the Army’s decision to launch a military exercise codenamed – Operation Python Dance in the South-East.

According to Daily Post, IPOB alleged that the military exercise is an attempt to massacre more Igbos.

The Biafra group also slammed Governors in the South-East for allegedly collaborating with the Army to attack Igbos.

IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful said the whole thing is a calculated plot to wipe out members of the group.

Powerful also said “The federal government and defence headquarters stationed military in every part of the south east to eliminate the lives of all the IPOB members and Biafra agitators in south south and south east.

“However, we are going to hold the south east governors responsible if anything happens to any person in the south east because the federal government and the Nigeria defence headquarters cannot afford to bring the military equipment in all the parts of south east without the consent of the state governors.

“More so, the governors of Anambra and Abia States have performed their own killing of unarmed IPOB members on 9th February 2016 in Aba and dumped their dead bodies at the borrow pit; the Anambra state governor performed his own on 30th August 2015 at Uga junction and the 30th of May 2016 during the remembrance of the Biafra heroes and heroines at Nkpor and gave them mass burial and feeling that they will go scot-free.

“Now the other governors of the south east have joined Okorocha who sent security agents to arrest the IPOB condinator in Imo state with his family, dumped them to unknown place and demolished his house.

“They are now together with their counterpart in Enugu and Ebonyi states to kill their kit and kin this time because they feel they are no more relevant in the face of general public in the land; we are going to hold you people responsible if anything happens to any person here.

“We are not in a military era and the governors should go back to their masters in Abuja, tell them to recall and remove all the military equipment stationed in all the part of south east, whether they call it operation python dance or what? We must hold them responsible for this atrocities committed in our land.

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“We are calling on international community and other relevant human rights organizations in the world to take note because our lives are in danger.”

The 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu on Monday, November 28, 2016, launched Operation Python Dance to ensure a crime-free yuletide season in the South-East.

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