Army denies withdrawal of soldiers from Aba, Umuahia

Image result for Soldiers on Aba streetsThe Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman says the military is going no where, as the Operation Python Dance Two continues in the Southeast.

He stated that the media misrepresented what the governor’s address to mean total withdrawal.

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Reacting to video clip trending on social media showing soldiers intimidating some civilians, Sani said the army is investigating. He added that already some arrest have been and Nigerians should be patient with the army.

Read: http://tvcnews.tv/2017/09/abia-governor-ikpeazu-announces-withdrawal-of-troops-from-aba-umuahia/

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It would be recalled that Abia state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has been quoted as reaching an agreement with the Nigerian Army, for troops to be withdrawn from Aba and Umuahia.

Ikpeazu who was reported to have made the announcement in a broadcast in Umuahia on Thursday, said the troops will begin to leave on Friday.

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He said the situation in the past few days, which led to the deployment of soldiers ahead of `Operation Python Dance II’, a military exercise by the Nigerian Army, had generated great concerns to both the government and the people.

“I will also be meeting the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, to discuss possible ways of relaxing Operation Python Dance II in the state for now.”

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 He added that the withdrawal would not affect pre-existing military checkpoints at various locations in the state and warned mischief makers to stay away from Abia, warning that agitations and protests would not be tolerated.

 

 

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