Nigeria Army will on Friday begin the withdrawal of troops from the streets of aba and Umuahia in Abia state, following clashes between supporters of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and soldiers, in the two cities.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, addressing a news conference at the Government House Umuahia, explained that the planned troops withdrawal follows the intervention from well meaning Nigerians.
The governor also promised to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari, to suspend the Operation Python Dance scheduled to begin later this month in the South East region.
With the planned pullout of troops, Governor Ikpeazu warned that government will not allow any form of street protests in the state, or the use of Aba as the base to carry out wicked acts.
Ikpeazu said they got an intelligence of the arrival of hundreds of hoodlums from outside the state into Aba to burn down the Ariaria International Market.