The Defence Headquarters, Abuja, said on Saturday that the military will conduct another round of Operation Python Dance in the South-East region, following the resurfacing of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
The Director of Defence Information, Brig. Gen John Agim, said this this in an interview with the Punch, explaining that the conduct of Python Dance in the South-East region was necessary to combat any form of kidnapping and armed robbery as the end of the year neared.
This informs the decision to launch a fresh operation in the region this year to ensure peace, the military spokesman added.
“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.
“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,” Agim said.
According to him, the re-appearance of Kanu in Jerusalem has proved that the military did not manhandle or assault him as was widely alleged.
Meanhile, Mr. Kanu will hold a world press broadcast on Sunday (today) from his Jerusalem hideout at 6.00pm Nigeria, IPOB and Radio Biafra confirmed.
He is expected to narrate “the shocking tale of how he made it alive,”. his lawyer Ifeanyi Ejiofor said on Saturday.
Mr. Ejiofor also said that he has spoken with his client after a video clip of Kanu, praying in Jerusalem, was posted on Youtube on Friday.