The Federal Government Boasts Over Kanu’s Arrest, Igboho’s House Raid

The Federal Government boasts over Kanu’s  arrest, Igboho’s House Raid, stating that the security personnel’s were now more organized to deal with insecurity in Nigeria.

Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assis­tant to President Mu­hammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity,  on Tuesday the 6th of July, 2021, said the security agencies were now more coordinated to handle insecurity in the country, because of the re-ar­rest of Nnamdi Kanu, lead­er of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), as well as Sunday Igboho’s house raid in Oyo State.

Shehu gave a statement forwarded to State House cor­respondents, to highlight some of what he termed as achieve­ments of the security forces in the last few weeks.

According to the statement, “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 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 has 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 overtime morphed into very hateful and vile laden speeches. It must be high­lighted that the government respects fundamental rights of citizens to express their views and recognises 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.”

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