The Biafra Zionists Federation (BZF) has demanded the withdrawal of troops from all roads in Igboland, Concise News reports.
This online news platform learned that the pro-Biafra group noted this on Tuesday in a statement where it claimed that the Nigerian Army’s “Atilogwu Udo 1” is subjecting people to harassment.
The Army had last year also launched the Operation Python Dance in the South East region.
According to the statement by the group, “the Nigerian Government is here once again with their oppressive tendencies against the good people of Biafra land.
“We recall vividly all the terrible things the Army did here last year in the name of Operation Python Dance.
“Now, they have come up again, this time with a deceptive acronym, Atilogwu Udo or whatever they call it.
“We don’t care about whatever name they give their attack dogs, but our stand is that their troops should be withdrawn forthwith from all our roads.
“We are already receiving disturbing reports about their activities across all the zones in our area.
“Drivers, passengers and innocent people are already been harassed and dehumanized, even for answering phone calls.
“To this end, we demand suspension of the said exercise and immediate end to the militarization of the Biafra land.
“We are not fighting another war, neither are Boko Haram elements residing here. We reject any form of Army invasion of our territory under whatever guise or whatever acronym.
“The Army cannot come here to be searching for our people for any form of identification, they know where to find Boko elements.
“We have already reported them to the United States and Israel and our demand is simple- they should take their exercise to the North-East and leave innocent Southerns alone.”
On the Onitsha tanker incident, the group claimed that “this is the fourth time that a gas-ladened tanker exploded in Onitsha Anambra State; it is not an accident in any form, but a well-coordinated attack on innocent traders. How come it does not happen along the Highways but in densely populated areas?
“So, we believe that they wire the tankers with IEDs, detonate same and kill our people in their numbers.
“No such incident has ever been recorded in the North and that is why we said it is pre-planned. We say that enough is enough, even as I urge all our people to be on their guard.”