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Operation Python Dance II: No Proof Military Killed IPOB Members In Abia – Army

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The Nigerian army has stated that there is no evidence that people were killed in the Southeast during the Operation Python Dance II.

It said reports that its personnel murdered members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, were just hearsays.

Speaking with Punch, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 82 Division , Colonel Sagir Musa, said the operation will continue next year as Operation Python Dance III.

According to him, “People were said to have been killed but these are hearsays, these are claims, these are assertions, these are rumours, with no evidence.

“Can you show me the dead bodies? And can you tell me who is responsible? Certainly you cannot do that. So I think the best option is to go to another question that we can verify.

“Let ’s be specific and direct, when we showed our presence in Abia State, the same way we have shown our presence in other states in the southeastern part of Nigeria, namely in Enugu, Anambra, Ebonyi and Imo states, we were not quelling any riot because there was no riot at that time to quell.

“What we were doing, and we made it sufficiently clear, was an exercise. A Nigerian Army exercise! It is routine, it is normal. We had it last year, and because it is a scheduled annual training exercise, we are having it this year, and next year, by the special grace of the Almighty; we will still conduct the exercise , Egwu Eke III (Python Dance III). Now we are on Egwu Eke II (Python Dance II ). So it is not something new.

“Well, without being immodest, not only me, even you asking that question, you are satisfied . If you go to the police headquarters in all the states that Python Dance II is taking place, they will tell you that crime rate in the last few days has gone down.

“Even the Federal Road Safety Corps will tell you that accident statistics have gone down to a reasonable standard in the last few days.

“And I am telling you that in terms of agility, preparation, physical fitness, alertness and training objectives, I think we are gradually getting there. It is being achieved.

“So the obvious benefits are there.”

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47 Comments

47 Comments

  1. Chukwuemeka Onyia

    October 1, 2017 at 7:19 am

    There are so many videos and pictures .

  2. Solo KC

    October 1, 2017 at 6:57 am

    are they nigeria army or islamic army?

  3. Biafra Jpinvest

    October 1, 2017 at 6:45 am

    That is Nigeria for you

  4. Chucks Harvey

    October 1, 2017 at 6:30 am

    GOD PUNISH THESE NIGERIANS

  5. Don Obi

    October 1, 2017 at 6:24 am

    So those zombies ar afraid of Kanu?

  6. Alfazazi Abubakar Dausayi

    October 1, 2017 at 6:19 am

    python dance

  7. Alfazazi Abubakar Dausayi

    October 1, 2017 at 6:15 am

    Nigeria Military Thank You For Continus Dance In Igboland

    • Solo KC

      October 1, 2017 at 6:55 am

      is it nigeria army or islamic army? let them go after buhari boko haram,fulani herdsmen and awusa islamic terrorists

    • Alfazazi Abubakar Dausayi

      October 1, 2017 at 6:57 am

      where is that girl nnamdi cownu?

  8. Aburieki Osas

    October 1, 2017 at 5:17 am

    Buhari is terrorism

  9. Geoffrey Udeagu

    October 1, 2017 at 3:42 am

    The drum that produces the dance of this python will soon die and python will return to the zoo,agbaa mbu otua na ogwe ,agbaa abua otua na ogwe hmmmmm ona bu ogwe Ka apiili Aku?

  10. Wilson Mike

    October 1, 2017 at 3:37 am

    There is no prove that there was operation python dance in abia state….. The Nigerian army.

  11. Obanore Ignatius

    October 1, 2017 at 3:36 am

    It’s so shameful what government has turned military into

  12. Oyo Oyo

    October 1, 2017 at 2:23 am

    Fela talk am now

  13. Frankie Chuks Johnson

    October 1, 2017 at 1:44 am

    You Nigerian liars will face God in white throne judgement day

  14. Michael Agara

    October 1, 2017 at 1:09 am

  15. Gift Umunna

    October 1, 2017 at 12:28 am

    That is y nemesis will continue to hunt u till eternity bcuz of white lies and denials

  16. Chidi Chidulue

    September 30, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Don’t mind confused people…….

  17. Osita Ayigbo

    September 30, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Nigeria you see today you shall see them no more

  18. Calebyte Caleb

    September 30, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Nigeria army. Chai!

    Ndia bu aru.

  19. Engr Clinton John C

    September 30, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Wat is dis

  20. Emmy Chukwunenye O John

    September 30, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    For what because they want to return to killing my people’s again may thunder of holy ghost fire burning them to ashes

  21. Ifeanyi Ogbonnia

    September 30, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Madness

  22. Ifeanyichukwu Madunagu Frank

    September 30, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Nigeria military force of terror can continue to lie but they can’t get away with this killing of unarmed biafrans youths

    • Faruk Bolancy

      September 30, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      Better for them, any pikin say him mama no go sleep hmm even d pikin no go sleep dan uwarsa, brainwashed

  23. Trisha Sonni

    September 30, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    No proof of killings is just a challenge to produce the victims bodies

  24. Ogbolo Uzoigwe Collins

    September 30, 2017 at 9:04 pm

  25. Pillar Gate

    September 30, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    And na inside hot pot una go see una self

  26. Christopher Ochini

    September 30, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Why

  27. Umar Farouk Balarabe

    September 30, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    That is good python continue the dancing

  28. Edix Godswill

    September 30, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    We have all the videos

  29. Godsown Emeka

    September 30, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Of course who would want to stand to film a mad man with guns without running for his life and are u sure is not the people that stood to make sure they coyp the incident to u people shot?

  30. Yea Maxie

    September 30, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Shame On Zoological Republic of Nigeria and her Boko Haram Army !

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    September 30, 2017 at 7:55 pm

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    September 30, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Zombi militry

  34. Vow Nkwachukwu Vownice

    September 30, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Proof dey berekete

  35. Chris Njoku

    September 30, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    This guy is such a lying bastard. It is as simple as that . What is his name again ? Sagir Musa. This is another uncircumcised blood sucking mother fucker from the Futa Jallon Mountain.

  36. Kingsley Istanbul Vam

    September 30, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Waiting for them d zoo

  37. Kelvin Ikiogha Ebidah

    September 30, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    May God punish this wretched armies

  38. Ebere Okeke

    September 30, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    God will judge them all

  39. Godswill Uka

    September 30, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    This is my junior brother killed by the Nigerian army on 14/9/2017 at Aba, they can’t deny it cause people saw them.

    • Emmy Chukwunenye O John

      September 30, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      Sorry my beloved i won’t forget this wicked word of Nigeria army because this happen to my place

    • Faruk Bolancy

      September 30, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      I wish is u not ur brada ashawo pikin

  40. Solo Okoro

    September 30, 2017 at 7:07 pm

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$3.1bn Loan: China Denies Plot To Take Over Nigeria

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The sovereignty clause in Nigeria’s loan agreements with China is not designed to hijack the West African nation, the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria has said.

The embassy added that concerns raised over the clause were therefore unfounded.

According to a Thursday statement signed by the Embassy’s Press Officer, Mr. Sun Saixiong, the southeast Asian nation genuinely took interest in investment and financial cooperation in Africa.

Recall that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi have recently come under severe criticism for purportedly signing away Nigeria’s sovereignty as a precondition to get loans from China.

Denying the allegation, the Embassy’s statement read, “China is committed to enhancing investment and financial cooperation with African countries based on their needs to help them improve infrastructure and extradite socioeconomic development.

“By funding infrastructure and other areas that lag behind for short of money, we have helped the relevant countries break bottlenecks, enhance their capacity for independent development, realize social and economic sustainable development, and improve people’s livelihood.

“Such cooperation has delivered tangible benefits to African countries and peoples. In the process, China always gives full consideration to debt sustainability and seeks mutually-acceptable proposals through equal and friendly consultations.

“That is the fundamental reason behind the enormous popularity of China-Africa cooperation in Africa. And such cooperation is widely welcomed by African countries.”

According to the Debt Management Office (DMO), Nigeria is currently indebted to China to the tune of $3.121 billion as of March 31, 2020.

This, the office said, represents 3.94 per cent of Nigeria’s total public debt of $79.303 billion, and 11.28 per cent of external debt stock of $27.67 billion.

In a further explanation, Saixiong reiterated that China has no interest in taking over Nigeria’s property as feared in many quarters.

“The inclusion of Sovereignty clause is a common practice in many international commercial agreements,” he told The Nation.

“We see the issue as more of Nigeria’s internal affairs. China follows the approach of no interference in African countries’ pursuit of development paths that fit their national conditions; no interference in African countries’ internal affairs.

“The terms of the loans have been explained, we don’t need to say anything on the clause.”

He added, “Such a debate on loans is not the first time it will come up in Nigeria and other African countries. China will never seek hegemony and we are not out to take over any country.”

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If You Calm Down, You’ll See Buhari’s Achievements — Femi Adesina Tells Nigerians

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Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, has said that Nigerians will only see the achievements of the President Muhammadu Buhari, if they “calm down”.

Adesina stated this in an article he published titled ”Why We Need to Calm Down’.

Making reference to a viral video of the little Oreofeoluwa Babalola pleading with his mother to calm down after she attempted to beat him for a wrongdoing, Adesina said Nigerians need to calm down and stop being angry about the problems plaguing the nation.

”But if the truth be told, that message from the boy is for the entire country. We need to calm down. We are too uptight, nervy, edgy. We grumble, murmur too much, call the government a lot of names, try to demonize those serving the nation, when it could be “our last chance. Last chance in the world” to really fix things.

If you listen to some people; angry youths, religious leaders, political analysts, newspaper columnists, news reviewers, so-called activists, then nothing positive is happening in the country. It is all about insurgency, banditry, killings, joblessness, corruption, lack and deprivation. True? False!

Those things are there, as they are also in many countries of the world. But they are not the only things happening in Nigeria. Only that we would not see the positive things, except we calmed down. We would never enjoy the rainfall, if we expect rainstorm to carry away our rooftop at any moment. Calm down. “I’m just telling you to be ‘calming’ down.” his article reads

Listing some of the achievements of the Buhari administration, Adesina further wrote

”One of my favorite boyhood songs is the one by Jimmy Cliff. ‘Keep Your Eyes on the Sparrow.’

Here I stand with my head down in my hand
Wondering what on earth I have done wrong
There’s a cloud that has overshadowed me
Blocks the light from my eyes, I cannot see
But I know where I wanta be
Right or wrong, I’ve got to face my destiny

Somebody tell me to
Keep your eyes on the sparrow
Keep your eyes on the sparrow
Keep it on, keep it on now
Keep your eyes on the sparrow.

That is a song of hope. It’s a song of encouragement. The God Book says God keeps His eyes on the sparrow, and none can fall down without His permission. If He watches over a bird, how much more we human beings, created in His image? But man has walked away from that original estate. We sit on the complaint counter. We murmur, curse, cavil. We rail against God, against man, against government, even against our own selves. We indulge in hate speech, concoct and spread fake news. And it blinds our eyes. It blocks the light from our eyes, and we cannot see. We never see good, even when it surrounds us. We focus only on negative narratives.

Let me give a practical example. Last Sunday, one of the guests on Sunday Politics, hosted by Seun Okinbaloye of Channels Television, was one Group Captain Sadeeq Garba (Retd). He was also deputy head of safety and security at the African Union Commission, and now a private security consultant.

The retired Air Force Officer was asked to talk about the worrisome trend of killings in the country. The man said the killings were sad and regrettable, but things were not as completely negative as some people and interest groups would want to make them seem.

Quoting what he called reliable statistics from the Centre for Research in the United States, he gave these figures of the evil development from 2011, in number of total killings:
2011-1096
2012-3761
2013-7167
2014-15,600
2015- Not available
2016-4618
2017-5763
2018-6565
2019-8350
2020-6195, as at June.

Now, one life lost is already too many. One single life should not be taken wantonly, not to talk of in hundreds and thousands. It is bestial, inhuman. But why do some people want to make it appear as if we hadn’t passed through worse times in this country? Forget about who was in power as President. It is not about individuals now, it is about the descent of a country into the Hobbesian state of nature, where life is nasty, brutish and short. For President Muhammadu Buhari, it’s a solemn pledge that lives and property would be secured. And a lot is being done in that direction, though we are not there yet. Unkind, negative comments can only demoralize those fighting to secure the country.

When the President said recently that things were better in the area of security than what he met in 2015, some people wailed endlessly, as is their wont to. But when the Group Captain came with facts and figures on national television last Sunday, not one word was heard. Not even a whimper!Why do people like to spread negative, rather than positive developments? Killings dropped from 15,600 in 2014 to 4,618 in 2016. But not one positive word. Simply because their eyes are blinded by negative thoughts and sentiments. And they now need to calm down. Rather than upbraid, our security agencies should be challenged and encouraged to rediscover what they did in 2016.

During the week, Ministry of Power said electricity generation had returned to over 5,000 megawatts. Not a word from professional complainers. If it had dropped to below 1,000 megawatts, we would not have heard anything else. Calm down. “I’m just telling you to be ‘calming’ down.”

If we calm down, what would we see? Massive infrastructural developments. Roads, rail, airports, bridges, efforts to reverse power deficit of many decades, newly approved Youth Bank to empower the younger generation, strident efforts to secure the country, N2.3 trillion stimulus package to combat the negative effect of COVID-19, and many other positive developments. There are many, and many more.

Jesus looked at Jerusalem, and wept over it, saying: “if thou hadst known in this day, even thou, the things which belong unto thy peace. But now, they are hid from thine eyes.” (Luke 19:42).”

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BREAKING: FG Extends COVID-19 Lockdown

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The Federal Government has announced extension of the second phase of the eased lockdown for another four weeks.

The extension is the third for the second phase.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 announced this during the Task Force briefing in Abuja.

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