Monday, September 11, 2017

Igbo National Council gives army chief 21 days to call off operation in south-east

Igbo National Council has called on the Nigeria army to withdraw the soldiers deployed to the region for Operation Python Dance II The group said the south-east is not a war zone and the soldiers have no business in the region
This ultimatum was contained in a release issued today in Owerri, and signed by the National President, Comrade Chilos Godsent. The release further warned that it would sue the Nigeria Army to the International Criminal Court, ICC, for genocide against the Southeast region.
INC said, “In view of the above, the Igbo National Council, INC, has analyzed 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,  has  threatened to sue the Nigeria army if the soldiers are not evacuated within the stipulated time, to International Criminal Court, ICC, for genocide against the armless people of the southeast Nigeria."
It would be recalled that the Nigeria Army recently began the Python Dance Operation in the Southeastern part of Nigeria. Some Nigerians described the operation as an attempt to arrest the growth of IPOB in the region.

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