Group Hands 21-day Ultimatum to Nigerian Army to Leave Southeast

The Nigerian Army has been handed a 21-day ultimatum to call off its recently-launched Operation Python Dance II.

The ultimatum was handed down by the Igbo National Council (INC) and demands the removal of the military men from the Southeast region or risk being reported to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for genocide.

The statement reads: “In view of the above, the Igbo National Council, INC, has analysed the state of the Southeast and the Nigerian state and hereby state the following.

“The Nigeria state is not at war with the people of South-East Nigeria, and therefore wish to call on the president and Commander in Chief of Armed Forces.

“The leadership of the National Assembly to mandate the Minister of Defence staff, Chief of Army Staff, to immediately withdraw the military arbitrarily deployed to Southeast to murder innocent civilians.

“If this is not adhered to within twenty-one days (21) the Igbo National Council, INC, will petition and also sue the Nigeria Army and the federal government, to International Criminal Court, ICC, for genocide against the harmless people of the southeast Nigeria.”

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