Never stay out late and 13 other safety measures for southeast residents as Operation Python Dance II gets intense

– The southeast geopolitical zone is under siege by the Nigerian military

– This is due to the activities of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB)

– The military exercise code named Operation Python Dance II might create friction between the military authorities and innocent citizens hence these safety measures has stumbled on 14 safety measures that residents of the southeast are expected to adhere to as the Nigerian military carries out its exercise code named Operation Python Dance II in the region.

The safety measures are necessary for residents of the geo-political zone so as not to get caught up in the cross-fire between the military and the pro-Biafra groups.

The exercise is expected to last from Friday, September 15 to Saturday, October 14.

Massive deployment of soldiers and military equipment has been witnessed in the region in the last few days. Photo credit:

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Already, the massive deployment of military personnel and equipment to the region has since begun.

The first phase of the Operation Python Dance started on November 27, 2016 and ended on December 27, 2016.

Read the safety measures below:

1. Always carry your Identity card with you, so that you can always identify yourself whenever called upon to do so

2. Never stay out late for whatever reason

3. If you must drive, make sure your driver’s license and all your car particulars are complete and valid.

4. If possible, do not drive a car with tinted glass even if you have a police permit

5. If you are stopped at the check point, answer only the questions that you are asked. Do not volunteer any information nor ask questions

6. Do not for any reason argue with any military personnel

7. Stay indoors as much as possible, go out only when it is absolutely necessary

8. Do not play football on the street

9. Do not jog on the street

10. Do not for any reason carry any Biafran souvenirs with you

11. Do not play loud music in your car when driving

12. Do not undertake any interstate journey, unless it is absolutely necessary. You must target to arrive your destination before it gets dark

13. Avoid fixing weddings, burials or any form of function that will require the gathering of many people

14. Females should as much as possible move around in pairs.

Meanwhile, the Igbo National Council (INC) has given the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, a 21-day ultimatum to end the Operation Python Dance II in the south-east.

The group said the region is not a war zone and asked the army chief to withdraw all the soldiers posted to the area within 21 days or be sued at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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