The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willy Obiano, on Tuesday evening commended the operation Python Dance inaugurated by the Nigerian military in the south-east geo-political zone.
He said those condemning the exercise had no reason to do so.
The Indigenous People of Biafra, Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra and some rights groups in the zone had condemned the military over Python dance.
They argued that it would inflict hardship on the people.
Obiano while receiving the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Brurati, at the Prof Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre, Awka, the state capital, urged the people of the state to the military.
He said “They are not Army of occupation as being labelled by IPOB and MASSOB, and others, especially on the internet. “Nobody will be molested”.
He urged the people to cooperate with the army in sustaining the relative peace in the state.