Aka Ikenga, The Association Of Igbo Intelligentsia, Condemns Relocation Of Boko Haram Detainees To Anambra State
Aka Ikenga, the association of the Igbo intelligentsia, has noted with great chagrin, the relocation of Boko Haram detainees to Aguata Prisons, Ekwulobia in Anambra State.
A statement by National Publicity Secretary, Aka Ikenga, Okey Onyemobi sai d the brazen impunity was perpetrated by the Federal Government on Sunday night in spite of torrents of protests recorded in the commercial city of Onitsha and other major cities of Anambra State last weekend over rumours of government intention on the matter.
The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, as the Chief Security Officer of the state expressed his reservations over Federal Government’s intentions cataloguing the security implications. The statement regretted that despite the appeal of the Federal Government went ahead to relocate the Boko Haram convicts to Anambra state.
This was followed by an avalanche of denials from the Federal Prison Authorities. Dramatically, the Federal Government still went ahead to relocate them to Ekwulobia in flagrant violation of the avowed wishes and volition of the peace-loving people of Anambra State.
Aka Ikenga vehemently condemn in its entirety this bizarre impunity. Anambra State is a peaceful state. “ The people have spoken that their security will be jeopardised when hardened terrorists are inhabited in a prison in their state that is not a maximum security prison. “We therefore urge the Federal Government to move those detainees out of Anambra State to a more appropriate location. This should be done immediately before things get out of hand.”