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Army Releases Communication Lines Ahead Of Python Dance

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The Nigerian Army has released communication lines to residents of the South-eastern states, where the recently announced “Operation Python Dance” exercise would take place.

In a statement on Wednesday, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, said the exercise “Egwu Eke” is scheduled to hold from September 15 to October 14, 2017.

According to Musa, the operation would take place simultaneously in Abia, Anambra, Cross River, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo states.

“In our efforts to carry members of the public along, Gmail and email addresses, Facebook and Twitter accounts have been created for the exercise,” he said.

“Similarly, in addition to the Nigerian Army Information and Call Centre Telephone Number 193 and Human Right Desk Number 08160134303, there are phone numbers provided to members of the public who might have reasons to pass credible information or reasonable complaints to various commanders of the exercise.”

Tension have been heightened in the South-east since the recent proclamation by the Nigerian Army of Operation Python Dance II within the South – East geopolitical region of Nigeria.

The operation as declared by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Tukur Buratai, is intended to check secessionist activities within the region, amongst other forms of criminal activities.