The continuing restiveness in the South East has drawn the attention of the US Government following a clash between IPOB and the military.
The U.S Government has called on the government and leaders in Nigeria to absolve the violence between the Nigerian Army and the secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, continuing to cause tension within the South-East.
This was made public in a twitter update released by the US Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria on Friday. The tweet reads:
“The US Mission to Nigeria joins the calls of Nigerian leaders and citizens across the country for an end to violence. #OutofManyOne.”
Recall that Nigerian soldiers and IPOB members clashed in Umuahia after the soldiers were reportedly seen patroling with armoured vehicles close to the house of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
The military today started out its operation codenamed ‘Operation Python Dance’ in the South East. Nnamdi Kanu and his group are fighting for a separatist country of Biafra.