Tension Heightens In South East Over IPOB
Updated Wednesday 13 September 2017 15:46
The anxiety has also spread to the South South region where two persons were yesterday feared killed, with scores injured, when soldiers and IPOB members clashed in Oyigbo local government area of Rivers State. To quell the pandemonium in Aba, Abia State, following the presence of the troops on Operation Python Dance II, 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 international standard of engagement within the civilian population and in accordance with respect for human rights. He also advised Abians and others living within the state to “remain law abiding and carry on their lawful business without fear, as efforts by Government will be made to reduce friction between the civil populace and military personnel in the state. Director of media and communications of the South East Governors’ Forum, Mr. Michael Udah, who disclosed this in a statement he issued yesterday said the committee is expected to submit its report during the forum’s meeting, billed to hold on Friday. In his words: “I did not tell any medium on the social and print media that the governors condemned the incident as they would soon meet to review the situation. “I urge my colleagues in the media to exercise decorum in their reportage to avoid creation of false and embarrassing impressions about sensitive national issues”.
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