“We are grateful to God for intervening” | Gov Ikpeazu talks about the Operation Python Dance II exercise

The Governor of Abia, Okezie Ikpeazu on Sunday on his visit to the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Abia council, has expressed gratitude to God for averting a bloodbath in the state, following the withdrawal of troops deployed to the state for a one-month military exercise code-named Operation Python Dance II.


Ikpeazu made the remark to commiserate with journalists over last Tuesday’s invasion of the secretariat by soldiers.

“We are grateful to God for intervening in stopping what could have been the greatest bloodbath known in the history of mankind.”

He also thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for reposing confidence in Southeast Governors’ Forum, “by giving us a second chance to talk to our people on the need for us to live as one united nation.”

The governor put the estimated population of Igbos in the north at about 12 million, with Borno having the least population of about 50,000 Igbo households.

“I am very happy to say that normalcy has returned to the state.”

He, therefore, urged residents of the state to go about their lawful businesses.

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