- In a bid to combat banditry, kidnapping and other crimes, Operation Python Dance has been flagged off in Kaduna state
- The 1 Division Nigerian Army headquarters in the state flagged off the operation on Tuesday, January 22
- The operation is also meant to ensure that law and order is maintained ahead of the forthcoming 2019 general elections
Egwu Eke III, also known Operation Python Dance has been flagged off by the 1 Division Nigerian Army headquarters in Kaduna on Tuesday, January 22.
Daily Trust reports that Operation Python Dance was flagged off in the state to combat banditry, kidnapping and other crimes.
Legit.ng gathers that general officer commanding the Division, Major General Mohammed Mohammed, assured of maintaining law and order during the forthcoming general elections.
He said: “Furthermore, it is also meant to ensure that law and order is maintained as we approach the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
"To this end, the Division has put in place necessary security measures to ensure that these dissident groups are denied freedom of actions to carry out their nefarious activities and to also ensure a hitch-free 2019 general election.
“As we are all aware, the activities of dissident groups in recent times have disrupted the economic activities in most parts of the country. 1 Division is not unaware of plans by some of these groups to disrupt the forthcoming 2019 general elections, hence, Ex EGWU EKE III will give the Division the necessary platform to forestall the activities of these unscrupulous elements."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Federal High Court in Abuja was asked to declare as unlawful and unconstitutional, the declaration of Operation Python Dance across the nation by the Nigerian Army.
The plea was contained in a suit filed by a Lagos-based rights campaigner, Malcom Omirhobo, on Wednesday, January 2.
The applicants in the suit labelled FHC/ABJ/CS/01/2019, were Omirhobo and Board of Incorporated Trustees of Malcom Omirhobo Foundation.
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The complainants joined as respondents to the suit were the attorney general of the federation, the National Assembly, the inspector general of police, the Nigeria Police Council, Police Affairs Commission as well as the various Nigerian service chiefs.
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