The Presidency has praised the nation’s safety businesses for his or her collaboration within the operations that led to the arrest of the chief of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and the raid on the house of Yoruba secessionist agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, alias Sunday Igboho.
Kanu, additionally a British nationwide was re-arrested by the Nigerian authorities final week and faces an 11 counts of treason, treasonable felony, terrorism and unlawful possession of firearms, amongst others.
IPOB had accused the Muhammadu Buhari-led authorities of abducting him, a declare confirmed by Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, who accused Kenya’s particular police pressure of arresting, detaining and torturing him earlier than he was later handed over to the Nigerian authorities.
Last Thursday, the Department of State Services (DSS) invaded Ighoho’s home within the Soka space of Ibadan, Oyo state.
At least 10 autos belonging to the self-styled activist, together with his G-wagon, Prado SUVs, and priceless properties, furnishings, and home windows had been destroyed.
Bullet holes had been additionally discovered on the buildings within the compound whereas blood spills had been seen on the premises by our correspondent. The secret police additionally paraded 13 of Igboho’s guards and shut associates in Abuja.
The DSS additionally mentioned it killed two of his associates in a gun duel with the key police.
Reacting in a press release, Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity mentioned the worldwide operation in opposition to Kanu was carefully coordinated resulting in his handover to the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) after which introduced again to Nigeria to face fees.
On Igboho, the assertion famous that he had been conducting acts of terror and disturbing the peace below the guise of defending fellow kinsmen, noting that his utterances had morphed into vile and hateful speeches.
The assertion learn, “Last week, we saw the enhanced collaboration of the Nigerian law enforcement agencies, as they executed with great synchronisation arrests of individuals who had inflicted pain and hardships on fellow citizens. The subversive leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) a group known for its murderous actions and virulent messaging was detained as a result of cross-border cooperation.
“This international operation was executed in a closely coordinated fashion following which he was handed over to our National Intelligence Agency, and then returned to Nigeria to face the Law.
“The violence inspired by IPOB has led to hundreds of fatalities, particularly targeted at government assets and law enforcement agents. Additionally, there have been at last count, fifty (55) separate violent attacks, heavily concentrated in the South-East, which heaped further hardship on our honest and hardworking citizens, preventing them from earning their livelihood and going about their normal lives.
“The government had long been monitoring the activities of IPOB and had strong cause to believe that their funding sources include proceeds of suspected illicit criminal activities. By this singular action of our security forces, sanity, calm and peace have been returned to our communities who previously lived in constant fear of these misguided elements.
“In furtherance of continued diligent work, the State Security Service on Thursday, 1st July raided the residence of a militant ethnic Secessionist, who has also been conducting acts of terror and disturbing the peace under the guise of protecting fellow ‘kinsmen’.
“His seditious utterances and antics, which he is known to have publicly expressed, have over time morphed into very hateful and vile laden speeches. It must be highlighted that the government respects the fundamental rights of citizens to express their views and recognizes this as a democratic tenet.
“However, any attempt to build an armoury coupled with plans either subtle or expressed to undermine our unity as a nation will not be condoned.
“Mr President’s directives to Security Services regarding anyone seen to be carrying arms, particularly AK-47 are clear and require no further illumination. Assault weapons are not tools of peace-loving people and as such, regardless of who they are and where they are from, the security agencies should treat them all the same.
“The successes of our security agencies must be commended as they have demonstrated significant deftness, guile and secrecy in carrying out these missions. This level of professionalism must be sustained and brought to bear as we focus on extracting from our society those who have found a new trade-in targeting students, rural dwellers and our citizens in the North-West. The nation recognises their efforts and sacrifice.”