The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Wednesday alleged two reasons why President Muhammadu Buhari’s government may have secretly released 101 members of Boko Haram terrorists from the Ikoyi Prison last weekend.
Reports had emerged earlier that terrorists were allegedly released from Kirikiri Medium Security Prison on Saturday morning. An insider who confided in FIJ disclosed that wardens at the prison facility released the terrorists from the medium and maximum security facilities as part of a swap deal with the terrorists for the release of travellers who were abducted in Kaduna on March 28. Reacting to the development, IPOB in a statement made available to newsmen today through its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said the government may have released the terrorists as either an exchange for Abuja-Kaduna train hostages or so the dreaded group can be prepared for the National Jihad. The proscribed group lampooned the incumbent government for releasing known terrorists and illegally detaining its embattled leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and other members in various detention facilities across Nigeria. “This Federal Government covertly sponsors and supports terrorists who have massacred a lot of people by the way they colluded with the terrorists to free their members from Kuje Prison a few months ago. “The same Government has unconditionally released the remaining terrorists from Ikoyi Prison”, Powerful said. He further stated that “These terrorists freed by their Government were either swapped with the Abuja train hostages or freed to prepare for National Jihad as the Fulanization agenda is at its final stage. “These Boko Haram terrorists detained in Ikoyi, Lagos were never taken to court since their detention in 2019 and we are aware that no Court freed or granted them bail but they were released through Presidential or cabals’ order. “They have been unconditionally released to continue their terrorism and jihad business which is the lucrative business of the Caliphate. “The Nigeria Government kidnapped and continues to detain the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in solitary confinement with other IPOB members unjustly. “The Government of Nigeria is telling us that no other people in other tribe matter but only the murderous terrorist showing Ndigbo and others are not needed in Nigeria”. Powerful urged the government to unconditionally release Kanu and other IPOB members detained in several security mediums in Nigeria immediately. “We are calling men and women of good conscience across the world to prevail on Nigeria’s Government and its security to unconditionally release IPOB Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and other IPOB members because self-determination is a fundamental human right both internationally and locally. “IPOB Leader and other members must be released if Nigeria wants peace,” the statement added.
This article was originally published on Naija News