He called on the federal government to prevail on the Army authorities to immediately dismantle the road blocks, adding that the Army’s internal security should not translate to psychological war against the Igbos, especially at a period it is known they return home to celebrate Yuletide
“The Army’s occupation is nothing but a plot to subject the entire South-east to untold hardship, torture and extortion,’’ Umeagbalasi alleged.
On its part, the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) described the Army’s action as provocation, particularly when those allegedly murdered by the soldiers in the wake of peaceful demonstrations by pro-Biafra groups have not been accounted for.
Meanwhile, Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), said the Operation Python Dance was another dimension of the war by Buhari-led administration against Ndigbo.
“For the military, it’s a fertile land and opportunity to create tension among our people which they think will derail the love, confidence and consciousness of Biafra,” a statement from MASSOB noted.