Maj-Gen Adamu Abubakar Inaugurates Gate Reconstruction, Says Army Stepping in to Assist Police

Maj-Gen Adamu Abubakar, General Commanding Officer 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu, yesterday appealed to the people of Anambra State to cooperate with the Nigerian Army in its ongoing controversial Operation Python Dance 11 which has resulted in the death of a number of unarmed youths in the Southeast region .

Abubarka spoke while on a  visit to the Onitsha 302 Artillery Regiment to inaugurate the reconstructed Onitsha Military Cantonment gate said –

“The police gave reports of crimes in Anam­bra and it became necessary that the Army should step in to as­sist.

The level of crime has drastically reduced now.

Nigerian Army will always respect human rights as enshrined in our Rule of Engagement and Code of Conduct for which every soldier has a copy.

Human rights groups are there and we just have to respect it; as we are doing, we also urge the press to report exactly what they see.

We should not be sentimental about things; we should look more at national interest, rather than personal and parochial interest when dealing with security issues.”