Security Agencies Uncover IPOB’s Plot to Attack Kuje Prison for Kanu’s Escape
Though the self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, is presently cooling his heels at the facility of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja, he wants to be transferred to the Kuje Correctional Centre for a ‘sinister’ reason, PRNigeria gathered from security sources.
Kanu who was arrested in Kenya last month and repatriated back to the country has asked the Federal High Court to order his repatriation to the Kuje Correctional Centre in the outskirt of Abuja.
The IPOB leader alleged ‘cruel’ treatment in the hands of DSS personnel at their detention facility in the agency’s Head Office in Abuja.
But a top-ranking officer of one of the security agencies told PRNigeria that the militias of IPOB under the guise of ESN are plotting to launch an attack on Kuje Prison if their Leader is eventually moved there.
“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,” he said.
According to the security operative, the IPOB fighters’ plan 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,” he said.
The officer noted that prominent individuals who are arrested and detained at the DSS facility are normally given superior treatment, compared to what they stand to get at Police cells.
The officer cited series of attacks on security personnel and their facilities in the South-East by IPOB and Eastern Security Network (ESN) where many lives of innocent citizens and properties were lost.
“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… Meanwhile, Justice Binta Nyako had revoked the bail granted him and also 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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