NBA urges COAS to with­draw sol­diers from Abia

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The Nige­rian Bar As­so­ci­a­tion (NBA), Umuahia Branch, has called on the Chief of Army Staff to im­me­di­ately re­move the sol­diers cur­rently in Umuahia un­der Oper­a­tion Python Dance to avoid hit­ting up the polity.

The NBA Chair­man, Mr Nnamdi Eluwa, who briefed news­men in Umuahia, said there was no se­cu­rity threat in Umuahia to war­rant Oper­a­tion Python Dance.

He said that the re­cent hap­pen­ings in Abia be­tween sol­diers and mem­bers of the pub­lic had un­der­scored the ur­gency to re­con­sider the ne­ces­sity of Oper­a­tion Python Dance 2.

Eluwa said that the Army would lose its mean­ing, value and worth in the minds of the so­ci­ety if the sol­diers in Abia were not with­drawn.

Eluwa stressed that the Umuahia branch of NBA would not sup­port any en­ter­prise that would vi­o­late the fun­da­men­tal hu­man rights of Abia peo­ple

“It is our po­si­tion that there is no se­cu­rity threat in Umuahia and its en­vi­rons to war­rant the de­ploy­ment of sol­diers to in­tim­i­date and mo­lest in­no­cent Nige­ri­ans.

“We con­demn in strong terms the un­for­tu­nate at­tack on jour­nal­ists in Umuahia and raid­ing of Nige­ria Union of Jour­nal­ists (NUJ) sec­re­tar­iat by of­fi­cers of Nige­rian Army on Septem­ber 12,” he said. (NAN)

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