The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has been placed under surveillance by the police to prevent him from fleeing the country when his bail is revoked by the court ordering his re-arrest.
For flouting his bail conditions, the Federal Government had recently asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to revoke Nnamdi Kanu’s bail and direct security agencies to re-arrest him.
Arguing that Nnamdi Kanu now constitutes a threat to national security, the prosecution had stated that instead of using the opportunity of his bail to attend to his health needs, the IPOB leader had gone ahead to inaugurate a security outfit, known as the Biafra Security Service (BSS).
Also, the police in the South-East and South-South zones of the country have beefed up security measures to prevent a breach of the peace, which may result from the activities of Biafran agitators ahead of the upcoming Anambra State governorship election,
according to the PUNCH.
The Police has in addition to the Mobile Police Force operatives, reportedly deployed the Counter-Terrorism unit, the Intelligence unit and other conventional policemen, who would work with the state commands in the South-East and South-South zones.
Confirming the development, the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, said that the police had deployed more riot policemen in the South-East and South-South regions to avert a breach of security and maintain law and order.
“We have made additional deployments, particularly in Anambra State, because of the upcoming governorship election and also to other South-East and South-South states to ensure that IPOB does not actualise its threat of stopping the election.
“So also, any pronouncement from the court would be strictly enforced, irrespective of the persons involved. Nobody is above the law, so any court pronouncement would be enforced by the police,” Moshood said.
The police reiterated that it was closely monitoring the situation in the South-East saying: “We are strictly monitoring the situation for any eventuality from the court, since there is an ongoing judicial process.”
While stressing that any judicial order in respect of Kanu and other agitators would be enforced immediately, the Force PRO said the police would not leave anything to chance.
“We are not leaving anything to chance; we are to ensure there is law and order and any pronouncement from the court would be strictly enforced. We are watching the situation closely. We have made enough deployments and we are going to act appropriately.”
But the Biafra Secret Service (BSS) has reiterated the IPOB stand vowing not to let the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State hold. According to the Commander of the BSS in Ebonyi State, Ezekwesiri Kenneth, the poll can only hold if and when all BSS officers are dead.
Ezekwesili made this declaration on Friday, September 1, during the BSS solidarity match in some communities in Afikpo North council area. The officers chanted anti-Buhari and Osinbajo songs as they marched through the major roads in the state.
The BSS commander dismissed the stories in the media that the governors of the South East had obtained words from their leader, Kanu, that the group would backtrack on its earlier position.
“Nnamdi Kanu established the Biafra Secret Service to help in the security of Biafra territory. We are working underground such that the Nigerian Government doesn’t know how we operate.
“All we are agitating is that we are tired of being in this contraption called Nigeria. We are tired of the Nigerian Government. And we matching along these major roads are to tell the people that there will be no more Nigerian election in Biafran land. We are taking the message to every nook and cranny of Biafran land to tell them not to acquire the Nigeria’s voter’s card not to talk of their election.
“We are going to use Anambra State to set an example so that other states in Biafran land will learn. We are sure and we are going to assure them that there will be no election in Anambra State. The message is that there will be no election in Biafran land starting from Kogi, Benue, Edo, Delta, Enugu, Imo, Abia, Ebonyi, Port Harcourt, Bayelsa, Cross River, Akwa Ibom and others.
“It will be over our dead bodies to see election hold in Anambra State. The South East Governors knows what was going to happen that was why they invited him to a meeting in Enugu. The governors invited him to negotiate and take money just like Uwazurike did but the man was standing on his words. He made them understand that if he allows election to hold in Anambra State, then he has been doing nothing.
“The federal government is just barking like toothless bulldog. He said that he wants to arrest our messiah, Nnamdi Kanu, the messiah who will lead us to the Promised Land. How can somebody who did not go to school want to arrest a graduate? If you say that Biafrans cannot go then he must give us real restructuring. But you know what, he cannot offer it,” Ezekwesili said.
He also maintained that any attempt to re-arrest the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, would be vehemently resisted.
The BSS declared that the secret police was ready to match force with equal force with the federal troupe that would be dispatched to effect the arrest of Kanu, adding that President Muhammadu Buhari has no locus standi to effect the arrest of the IPOB leader.