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NLC in Anambra appeals for relocation of Boko Haram suspects

14 July 2015, 18:51

Awka - The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Anambra has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to order the immediate relocation of the Boko Haram detainees transferred to Ekwulobia Prisons.

The NLC Chairman, Mr Jerry Nnubia, made the call at a news briefing at the union’s secretariat in Awka on Tuesday.

"We condemn in its entirety the relocation of the suspected terrorists to Ekwulobia Minimum Prison that has no facility for such high profile suspects.

"This period in Anambra, we are breathing the breath of peace and security courtesy of Gov. Willie Obiano.

Also read: Protests in Anambra over Boko Haram relocation

"They should be transferred or relocated to the place where there is maximum security in case of jail break or attack from their sympathisers or where they committed the crime and where they will be tried.’’

He said that the relocation of suspected terrorists would stop the tension in Anambra, and indeed, the South-East geopolitical zone.

Nnubia said, "though the prison belongs to the Federal Government and as such has right to make necessary transfer but the calibre of these suspects was not good enough for South-East having recorded the highest hit of their operations since 2006.

He said the Federal Government had good intentions for every geo-political zone and should treat the Igbos with such love by relocating this high profile suspects from the area. 



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