Ethnic group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has expressed concerns over the deployment of military officers to the South east.

It said that the presence of the military through an operation known as Python Dance II, is an invasion of the region aimed at intimidating the people.

Ohanaeze said this on Tuesday in Abuja when its President General, John Nwodo issued a statement.

The Chief of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Army, Maj. Gen. D. D. Ahmadu, had on Friday, announced the setting up of the operation.

He said that Operation Python Dance II was going to take place in the five South Eastern States to address “assassinations, attack on security personnel, theft of weapons, violent agitations, armed banditry and kidnapping”.

But Nwodo disagreed, saying Nigeria at this moment did not need such deliberate escalation of tensions and crisis.

Nwodo said that rather than resort to the use of brute force in resolution of an issue of self determination, there were more civilised and established practices to resolve our democratic differences.

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