Stop military operation in south east now, Ohanaeze tells FG

Biafra Agitation
Posted by Ifeanyi Okugbo on 2017-09-13 08:55:25 (126 Views)

Stop military operation in south east now, Ohanaeze tells FG
Stop military operation in south east now, Ohanaeze tells FG

The Igbo apex socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has asked the Federal Government to immediately withdraw troops and stop the ongoing military operation in the South Eastern states, saying it would rather escalate the already tensed region.

President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nnia Nwodo who gave the statement also said that the military’s launch of Operation Python Dance II in the south-east is needless in that the first phase, Operation Python Dance I, did not see any criminal to arrest and prosecute.

Post Image


“In a democracy, the level of disenchantment expressed by the people of the South East of Nigeria ought to have provoked a serious dialogue between our people and the federal executive and the legislature,” he said.

“History teaches us that the continuous use of force to silence dissent and free speech will only accelerate the growth of dissent and dissatisfaction. Fundamental rights of freedom of expression are critical for a successful democracy.”

“Nigeria at this moment does not need such deliberate and proactive escalation of tensions and crisis,’ it said.

“Our people were shamelessly intimidated and harassed at these check points. Operation Python Dance 1 procured no arrests of criminals that were prosecuted for any of the criminal activities that Operation Python Dance II is supposed to address.

“Instead, it witnessed reckless and indiscriminate murder of self-determination agitators in Asaba, Aba, Nkpor, and Port Harcourt numbering up to 191 by the estimates of Transparency International and shattered public confidence of South-easterners in the Nigerian Army and Police.”

“The Nigerian Army has never embarked on Operation Python Dance in any of the other five geopolitical zones on account of these incidences. Innocent civilians living in these other parts of Nigeria have not witnessed the type of invasion Umuahia witnessed Sunday night.”




Propellerads
Propellerads

Related News


PHOTOS : Buhari Commissions Pediatric Hospital Kano, Gives Cash To Freed Inmates

product pic

FG Approves Six New Private Universities (names)

product pic

Sergio Aguero: Why I Fainted During Nigeria Vs Argentina Game

product pic

They Used Us To Carry Bombs, Libya Is Hell - Nigerian Returnee Speaks

product pic

Failure Of Government Responsible For Killings – Sultan.

product pic

PDP Is The Only Party In Nigeria – Atiku.

product pic

As At Today, Imo Is About The Worst State In Nigeria. No Thanks To The Incumbent Governor

product pic

If Jonathan Was Clueless, What Do We Call Buhari – Reno Omokri

product pic