Nigerian Army announces emergency phone lines for South-east operation


Ahead of its commencement, the Nigerian army has released call lines, social media handles dedicated for Operation Python Dance also known as ‘Exercise Egwu Eke II.’

The army said the operation will take off fully in the South-east from September 15 to October 2017 to check criminal agitators and other forms of criminal activities.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Deputy Director, Public Relations, 82 Division of the Army, Musa Sagir said the operation would cover states in the South-east and South-south. He listed the states to include Cross River, Enugu, Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi and Imo state.

Mr. Sagir called on residents in the states to cooperate with the Army and volunteer information to assist the troops. He said the commanders of the operation could be contacted via the following:

Email address:

Facebook account’s name: Egwu Eke II

Twitter handle: @egwueke2

“In addition to the Nigerian Army Information and Call Centre Telephone Number 193 (Using all Networks toll free) and Human Right Desk Number 08160134303, the under listed cell phones numbers are also hereby provided as dedicated public telephone numbers to members of the public who might have reason to pass credible information or reasonable complaints to various Commanders of Exercise EGWU EKE 11:

Sector 1 (Abia State) Commander – 08023445961/07065013133.

Sector 2 (Imo State) Commander – 07030803546.

Sector 3 (Enugu State) Commander – 08023634672.

Sector 4 (Anambra State) Commander – 07037055354.

Sector 5 (Ebonyi State) Commander – 07039833547/08180605871.

Sector 6 (Cross River State) Commander – 08033865572”, the statement read.

The Nigerian army during a show of force in Umuahia, Abia state capital on Sunday fired warning shots as citizens, presumed to be members of IPOB, confronted them with sticks and stones as the soldiers paraded the streets.

The soldiers also clashed with supporters of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu as they attempted to place him on house arrest.

The incident has sparked tension across the state, prompting Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to declare a three-day dusk-to-dawn curfew in the state.

The operation has received kicks from stakeholders in the region.

The South-east Senate Caucus described the operation as ill-conceived which was capable of jeopardising their ongoing engagement with the Nnamdi Kanu-led separatist movement, IPOB.

The Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, also demanded the withdrawal of the troops from the region, saying their presence would raise the level of tension it said already exists in the country.


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  • dawas

    Bullshit! Those who kill by the sword die by the sword. Those guys have excess energy and the government has failed to chanel them to productive purposes. Recruting Somalians and Godogodos to kill them is disgusting and unprofessional. Shame on Nigeria a 5th world country.

  • Utari Nmuo

    Z00 soldiers are savages and barbarians. Pigs!

  • aisha ani

    Nigerian’s military means business, we are now on social media.

    • FuzzyLogic

      What good is it being on social media when majority of people in the North are illiterates?

  • chinenye

    Igbo politician made of 60% of Jonathan administration but did noting for the igbo poor people rather park
    money for their family and girl friend , all east road was left in a bad condition, because they cant steal anymore they decided to bring one of the scam friend kanu to destroy igbo land in the name of Bifra for there selfish interest ,it was not an hausa man to was Abia governor during Jonathan administration but an igbo man but Aba was totally destroy ,no road i
    mean nothing it is only now things has started changing , even if they were biafra there will be war with 24hour bec every state will like to provide the president . The only reason why poverty thrives in Nigeria has nothing to do with laziness or being unproductive, It is the greed and avarice of those who manipulate their ways into positions of power that has made Nigeria this way.
    May the Force be with President Buhari as he presides over this Nation that has been growing under the control of thieving marauders.May he have unusual wisdom and tact as he uses his position to put the thieves, the enemies of progress in their rightful place. And now I have hope that Nigeria can rise to greatness.
    Long Live Nigeria!
    Long Live President Buhari!

    • Alex

      You must be proper yoruba Ofemanu crook.can you sincerely list the ministers names during Jonathan time and lets see if the parentage is even up to 30percent. Hausas/fulanis and their yorubas servants has always share the post of defence minister,igbo man was made a defence minister just for ones,all hell was let lose,no one now even know the name of SFG to day and how important his job is ,but if he was an Igbo man,yoruba noise makers would have being shouting his names everywhere saying he is the one ruling not Buhari.

    • Rev

      So you choose to hide under a fabricated identity to pander your fallacy. Coward…Just like you used Boko Haram to steal power from Jonathan.

  • 0tile

    God forgive evil. Why is Buhari doing this? Nigeria is sinking and Mohamed is chasing shadow. Illiteracy is a form of chronic disease.

  • Rev

    The Nigerian army should note that everyone who is going to man these call centers will be indicted for war crimes. They shall not go free. Even Mr. Muhammadu Buhari will not escape the long arms of the international law when it catches up with him. General Burutai who is the commanding officer of this pythonic exercise shall also be held fully accountable. It’s time for Ndi igbo to deploy her enormous potential to fight these fulani islamist who are hiding under the charade of the Nigerian state to destroy Christians. Today it is the Igbos, tomorrow, they will descend on another southern tribe. Let not one of these men think they will escape the international court of justice. Let papers be filed statim.

  • Nnamdi Ugwuadu

    Nigeria government has by this singular act declared war against unarmed civilians whose offence is a quest for self determination. The hatred Buhari administration has on the people of South East and South South knows no bound, otherwise tell me the offence the people of this region have committed that will warrant military invasion in these regions that other regions have not committed. Kaduna state has witness series of killing of Christians than any other state since this administration came to power yet we have not seen the kind of military presence like what we have now in the South East. We are being denied of appointments, we are being denied of road maintenance, no federal presence as regards to projects yet the federal government’s budget on capital projects are in trillions in their annual budgets. What have we done to deserve this man’s inhumanity treatment against his fellow man. A court of competent jurisdiction has told us that IPOB is not an illegal organization yet the government is doing everything within her might to destroy it. If you are not ready to give them referendum why not restructure the Country as many elders from different regions have lend their voices. For how long shall they continue to hold everybody on hostage in this country? Fulani herdsmen are on rampage killing and raping women in their farms yet the government kept mute. I hope the International community should call these telephone numbers and see what can warrant military invasion in our region when the is no war going on in the land. we are watching!