The South-East Caucus in the Senate, on Tuesday, September 12, reacted to the ongoing military campaign in the south-eastern states code named Operation Python Dance in which it lamented the Nigerian military invasion of remote villages around Umuahia, particularly the alleged incursion into the country home of the famed IPOB leader Prince Nnamdi Kanu.
In a public statement he delivered yesterday, the Chairman of the Senate South-East Caucus, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, stated that such actions suggested willful personalisation of the operation and deliberate abuse of the people’s fundamental rights.
Senator Abaribe said –
“It is more worrisome that military operation, Python Dance 2, restricted to the South-East in a peace time, has no doubt fouled the environment and sent strong signal that the region is under siege, which should not be so in a democracy.
We therefore urge extreme caution and advise the military to de-escalate the situation and choose the best operational modus that will not only guarantee the safety of Nigerians but also enhance national unity.”