Deputy Director, Army Public Relation and Information, 82 Division, Nigerian Army, Col. Sagir Musa has apologized on behalf of the army for the destruction of some work tools of journalists at the NUJ Press Centre, Aba Road, Umuahia, by some overzealous soldiers.
Col. Musa offered the apologies in Umuahia when he visited the Abia State Council of NUJ which was attacked by some soldiers. He said that Operation Python Dance II AKA Egwu Eke II was not targeted at anybody but aimed at tackling the security situation in the South East Zone.
Musa who regretted the action of the soldiers said he came to apologize for the action of the soldiers. He said the GOC 82 Division, Maj. Gen. Adamu Baba Abubakar sent him to tender the apology even as he promised that the soldiers involved in the act would be fished out and sanctioned accordingly.
In his response, NUJ Vice chairman, Ezeogo Boni Okoro said that it was a shame that the military would invade the NUJ State secretariat over flimsy excuse that journalists were taking pictures of the show of force convoy.