There is growing tension in the South-East zone of the country, following clash between the Nigeria Army and members of the indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, over the invasion of Nnamdi Kanu’s residence.
To quell the pandemonium in Aba, Abia State, the State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has imposed a three-day dusk to dawn curfew on the commercial city.
The Governor, called on the Military to carry out their operation in line with the international standard of engagement within the civilian population, and in accordance with respect for human rights.
“Meanwhile, Aba residents are advised to observe a curfew from 6 pm to 6 am from today 12/09/2017 to 14/09/2017”, Ikpeazu said.

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Enyinnaya Appolos, the Governor acknowledged the tension in the State, noting that for the past few days, Abia had been the focus of security searchlight, “occasioned by the reported skirmish between some groups in the State, especially Indigenous People of Biafra and men of the Nigeria Army.
“Government notes and has observed the frenzy of activities of members of IPOB within Afara – Umuahia, the ancestral home of the Leader of IPOB for some months now.”
He explained that, while the operation as declared by the Army is intended to check kidnapping, banditry, assassination, secessionist activities, and other forms of criminal activities within the region, the confrontation between the Nigerian Army and members of IPOB last Sunday, could presumably be attributed to the commencement of Operation Python Dance II.

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