The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma and the Nigeria Police Force were alerted 3 times about the impending attacks by the Department of State Security, according to an ex Assistant Director of the secret police, Dennis Amachree.
The FidelinfoNews gathered that the Governor, who is the state’s chief security officer failed to take any action on the intelligence warnings received, according to Amachree who spoke on a Channels TV program, Sunrise daily.
He said, “There was enough intelligence, enough actionable intelligence. Actionable in the sense that it allows for space for people to execute it; one week ahead of the event and of course 72 hours before the event and then 48 hours before the event.
“So, three times, the Nigeria Police Force was informed by the DSS that this is going to happen because some suspects that are being geolocated around the area were found surveiling the prisons and the police headquarters but you know in our lackadaisical way, when the intelligence came, they threw it by the side and when something happens, everybody runs around.”
He added that “All security reports are shared with the governor in a state first, then, it is shared with other sister agencies like the police, the military, if there is military installations there, all of them got this particular report. So, the governor is very much aware,” he said.
“Apparently nothing was done (to forestall the attacks). You can see that the governor was referring to that particular report that it is not IPOB (Indigenous People of Biafra)”, he added.
Amachree lamented, “Some people are just too lazy to do their jobs.”
He also faulted claims by the then Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, that members of IPOB masterminded the attacks.
BREAKING: Saraki Committee Fails, As Violence Mars PDP Northwest Congress
The Ongoing Northwest Zonal Congress of the People’s Democratic Party has suffered a setback as violence erupted at venue of the Congress holding in Kaduna.
The FidelinfoNews gathered that the cause of the latest round of violence has not been determined as at the time of filing this report.
It will be recalled that the Bukola Saraki led reconciliation committee had given the greenlight for the Northwest and Southwest Congress to hold, as it claimed efforts to reconcile factions had been successful.
In the same vein Saraki Committee recently suffered another failure when the late Buruji Kashamu faction of the PDP in Ogun state defected to the ruling APC despite the committee declaring end to years of feud in the state’s chapter.
Bauchi Jailbreak Attempt Caused By Mobile Phone – NCS
The Nigeria Correctional Service has disclosed that the attempted jail break at the Bauchi Correctional centre was as a result of an attempt to smuggle a mobile phone into the centre.
The FidelinfoNews gathered that an officer tried to smuggle in a mobile phone for inmates, which is clearly illegal and against the rules.
Reports indicates that a scuffle ensued when inmates who wanted to benefit from the deal had a face off with other officers who busted the plan and enforced the rules.
The commission also affirmed that 2 officers and 5 inmates sustained injuries in the disturbance, and have been treated and discharged.
The restive inmates have also been put under control while the staff involved is undergoing interrogation, as ordered by the State Controller. This regrettable development is being investigated.
Wike Bans Igbo Group’s Meeting Over Security Concerns
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has issued an ban on a meeting proposed to be held by United Igbo Community, an Igbo group in Oyigbo Local Government of the state.
The FidelinfoNews reports that the state government cited security concerns, as the meeting could spark another round of unrest in the area.
The Rivers state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim noted that Wike directed security agencies to ensure that the planned meeting does not hold in a bid to prevent a breakdown of law and order in the area.
The governor had in October, 2020, declared a 24-hour curfew in Oyigbo after a police station was attacked by hoodlums.
The governor, who said Rivers won’t allow troublemakers to take the law into their own hands also declared a N50 million bounty on a leader of the pro-Biafra group, Indigenous People of Biafra, in the state, one Stanley Mgbere.
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