Security, intelligence agencies trailed Nnamdi Kanu for over two years before his arrest, says FG
Posted by News Express | 1 July 2021 | 238 times
By SANYA ADEJOKUN, Abuja
The Federal Government on Thursday maintained silence on the country from where leader of the Indigenous Sovereign State of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, was arrested and repatriated from.
The government also said for over two years, security and intelligence agencies were on the trail of the proscribed IPOB leader as he lived a five-star life across several countries, travelling on chartered private jets, living in luxury apartments and turning out in designing clothes and shoes.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who addressed the press in Abuja, acknowledged widespread speculation on the issue simply refused to address it.
“Finally, there have been speculations on how this re-arrest was pulled off and in which country the hitherto fugitive leader of the proscribed IPOB was nabbed.
“What we can tell you, once again, is that the re-arrest was made possible by the diligent efforts of our security and intelligence agencies in collaboration with countries with which we have obligations. We continue to respect and honour the obligations.”
At the briefing on Thursday, Mohammed reiterated that Kanu’s arrest “was made possible through the collaboration of Nigerian security and intelligence agencies”.
The minister also disclosed that Federal Government was in possession of incriminating evidences against him.
Mohammed also said government has information about his collaborators.
“We can tell you that the forensic investigation carried out so far has revealed a treasure trove of information on the proscribed IPOB leader and his collaborators.
“The Federal Government wishes to commend the Nigerian security and intelligence agencies who collaborated to re-arrest the proscribed IPOB leader in one of the most classic operations of its type in the world.”
He commended what he described as professionalism, diligence, patriotism and painstaking efforts of our security and intelligence agencies.
“We also thank the sister international agencies that collaborated with us to pull off this arrest.”
Mohammed stated that for over two years, security and intelligence agencies were on the trail of the proscribed IPOB leader as he lived a five-star life across several countries, travelling on chartered private jets, living in luxury apartments and turning out in designer clothes and shoes.
“Of course, as we all saw, he was wearing an attire made by Fendi, a luxury Italian fashion brand, when he was arrested.
“While the investigation continues, we assure you that none of the collaborators, irrespective of their standing in the society, will be spared. They will all face the full wrath of the law for their activities that challenge our nation’s sovereignty and threaten its unity.
“No one, no matter how highly placed, is bigger than the country.” (Nigerian Tribune)
Source: News Express
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