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FG orders the immediate withdrawal of Soldiers from the streets of Abia State

Friday, 15 September 2017

The Abia State Governor,Okezie Ikpeazu said, on Thursday, has confirmed that Soldiers will be withdrawn from the streets of Umuahia, the state capital, and Aba, its commercial nerve centre, on Friday (today).

Ikpeazu made this known at Government House, Umuahia, while reacting to the security situation in the state.

He said the situation in the past few days, which led to the deployment of soldiers ahead of  Operation Python Dance II, had generated great concern to both the government and the people.

“I will also be meeting the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, to discuss possible ways of relaxing Operation Python Dance II in the state for now.”

He added that the withdrawal would not affect pre-existing military checkpoints at various locations in the state and warned mischief-makers to stay away from Abia State as agitations and protests would not be tolerated.

Source: (Punch Newspaper)

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