Igbo group drags Buhari, Buratai to court over Operation Python Dance

A group of Igbo leaders under the aegis of the Alaigbo Development Forum (ADF) has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff to court over the on-going military operation in the South-east code-named ‘Python Dance II.’

The suit filed at the Federal High Court, Enugu Thursday is asking the court to order the immediate withdrawal of the soldiers of the Nigerian Army in the South east on an operation for one month.

The suit, which was filed by a team of seven lawyers led by Max Ozoaka seeks:

“A declaration that the action of the Defendants, especially the 1st Defendant (Buhari), in calling out, operationally engaging or deploying the armed forces of the Federation to the south eastern part of the country is illegal, unconstitutional, null and void and of no effect whatsoever.”

The action anchored on the premise that the deployment of the soldiers was illegal for the fact that there was no anarchy in the region to warrant the action.


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