The Army authorities were contrite over the incident, yesterday. The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa and the Army Public Relations Officer, 14 Brigade, Ohafia, Major Oyegoke Gbadamosi, expressed regret over the incident and promised to ensure amicable resolution of the issue. Major Oyegoke Gbadamosi, who confirmed the incident, asked newsmen to send the photograph of the damaged NUJ office to him. The Commander of the 14 Brigade, Brigadier General Abdukalifa Ibrahim visited the NUJ Press Centre in company of the commander of the Navy School of Finance and Logistics, Owerrinta, Navy Commander Abdulahi Aminu, to apologise to the media men. Ibrahim described the conduct of the soldiers as “a disaster of unimaginable proportion” and tendered an unreserved apology to the journalists. “The boys did not act on the authority of anybody, they have no reason to harass journalists”, Gen. Ibrahim said and promised to replace the missing phone.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Army has denied that the home of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu was under siege. According to Deputy Director, Army Public Relations and Information, 82 Division, Colonel Sagir Musa, no soldiers were deployed at the home of the IPOB leader. Col. Musa, who spoke in Umuahia when he visited the Abia State Council of NUJ which was attacked by some overzealous soldiers, also said that the Operation Python Dance [Egwu Eke] was not targeted at anybody but aimed at tackling the security situation in the South East zone.

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