US calls for caution over IPOB/military clash

US calls for caution over IPOB/military clash
September 15 22:59 2017

The United States Government has called on both the Nigerian authorities and the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) to exercise restraint in their ongoing disagreement to forestall a total breakdown of law and order.

Recent clashes between secessionists in the southeast and security agents had escalated over the deployment of soldiers to the region under an operation codenamed ‘Operation Python Dance’, which sought to curb violent crimes within the region.

The US Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria said in a tweet on Friday that it was joining well-meaning Nigerians to sue for peace.

The US, tweeted with #OutofManyOne, a message which promotes unity in diversity.

The tweet read, “The US Mission to Nigeria joins the calls of Nigerian leaders and citizens across the country for an end to violence. #OutofManyOne.