… Says it’s a security risk
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says it condemns in totality the idea of the Buhari led Federal Government to transfer some Boko Haram inmates from the North to Ekwulobia prison It would be recalled that the state citizenry has been in panic when words went round that some insurgents in prison custody in the North would be transferred to prisons in the state.
This development brought chaos as well as socio-economic disorder as citizens took to the streets carrying placards with various inscriptions to vent their spleen over the decision of the federal government to use Ekwulobia prisons as dumping ground for suicide bombers .
Ever since then Anambra has been gripped by the fear of the unknown . It was for this reason that the Christian Association of Nigeria in a communiqué signed by Rev.Moses Ezedebego and SP.Snr.Apostle Tim Okpala , resolved after an emergency meeting of its state executives alongside CAN Elders Forum at Emmaus House Awka yesterday on the bringing in of Boko Haram insurgents into Ekwulobia prisons , that the presence of the dreaded suicide bombers in the state would be a security risk .
The ecumenical body maintained that Anambra people are peace loving people and would not tolerate anything that would truncate the existing peace and harmony in this part of the country as the news of possible transfer of the Boko Haram insurgents was already generating panic amongst the people .
Having expressed its displeasure over federal government’s verdict on relocation of the dreaded suicide bombers to Anambra , the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria therefore suggested to the government of the federation that such inmates should be quartered in a military barrack armed to the teeth where they would be kept under strict surveillance . The Christian body equally advocated for the relocation of the insurgents to other locations in the country while urging the general public to be calm and not panic over the situation .