Officers of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) are planning an attack if Nnamdi Kanu is transferred to Kuje jail, according to a top security official.
Recall Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is being held in Department of State Service (DSS) prison facilities pending the outcome of his trial.
Nnamdi Kanu, through his lawyer, asked the court to transfer him to prison, alleging that he was subjected to “cruel” treatment by DSS employees at their custody facility in the agency’s Abuja headquarters.
However, a top-ranking officer of one of the security agencies hinted PRNigeria that: “We have uncovered the grand plan of a looming attack on Kuje Correctional Facility. This is sequel to Nnamdi Kanu’s plea to the Court to have him moved to the Kuje Prison from the detention facility of the DSS.”
According to the security operative, the plans of the IPOB fighters is to ensure they get Kanu out at whatever cost.
“We are aware of the motives of some of his supporters to intimidate and harass judicial and security officers to do their biddings through petitions, propaganda and blackmail so that he could be transferred to the prison which they could easily attack as they have done to many Police Stations and Correctional Facilities in the Southeast, in the last six months.”
According to the officer, notable individuals who are arrested and kept at the DSS facility are usually treated better than those who are held in police cells.
The officer recalled a number of attacks in the South-East by IPOB and the Eastern Security Network (ESN) on security personnel and their facilities, in which many innocent persons’ lives and property were destroyed.
“For instance, in April this year, the police confirmed that IPOB/ESN militias were behind the attack on Imo Prison with sophisticated weapons such as General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs), Sub-Machine Guns (SMGs), AK49 rifles, Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs), Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) after razing the state Police Headquarters with vehicles parked in the premises.
“Nnamdi Kanu even had the gut to celebrate the destruction when he emphasised via his verified Twitter account that no soul deserves to be locked up in Nigeria’s prison. Imagine him now saying he prefered the same prison facility
“His lousy, callous and inciting threats were some of the pieces of evidence that our foreign partners considered in justifying the need for his repatriation to face his trial in Nigeria after jumping bail…”
Justice Binta Nyako, who first granted him bail which he jumped, had revoked the bail and ordered his arrest anywhere in the world “which prompted the action we took for his return to Nigeria.
“Has any country come out to support him or condemn the action we have taken?” the officer asked.
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