The Nigerian military has said military says it will carry out another round of Operation Python Dance in the Southeast over the resurgence of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Africa News 24 reports that the Pro-Biafra activist, who was last seen in September 2017 when military men invaded his residence in Afaraukwu in Abia State, Southeast Nigeria, was seen praying in Jerusalem on Friday.
The IPOB leader, who is on trial over treasonable felony, was granted bail by a Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital in April 2017.
However, the trial of the Pro-Biafra activist was discontinued due to his disappearance in September last year.
Speaking on Kanu’s reappearance, the Brig. Gen John Agim, the Director of Defence Information, said the conduct of Python Dance in the Southeast was necessary to prevent any form of kidnapping and armed robbery.
His words: “Our responsibility is to ensure that there is peace and security in the South-East region and that is the essence of Operation Python Dance,” he told Punch.
“We are going to have another operation this year. It is to ensure that we don’t allow what happens in the North-East to happen again.
“We are having multiple operations. The court will now know the true situation of things. We said at that time that Kanu ran away, but people said the military kept him in custody. It was propaganda,” he added.