Move Boko Haram detainees to maximum security prison, NANS urges FG
The student body made the call in a statement signed by Nwankwo Ezekiel, NAN’s Public Relations Officer, and made available to newsmen on Friday in Abuja.
The statement said that the presence of the detainees constituted a big security threat to the state.
The statement noted that the Ekwulobia Prison does not have the capacity to accommodate such high risk prisoners, adding that a prison .
built to accommodate only 85 inmates was currently housing 134 prisoners.
”We urge the Federal Government to rescind the decision in view of its security implications on the people of Ekwulobia in Aguata Local Government and the state at large.
“Nothing justifies the relocation of the suspects to Ekwulobia against the wishes of the peace loving people of Anambra State.
“In the same spirit, we are praying that the Federal Government should relocate the suspects entirely from the South East for stability, peace and safety of lives and property.
According to Ezekiel, the action has been generating tension in the state as hundreds of people of the state have been protesting on the streets and markets.
He said that the presence of such suspects in the state or South-East would cause economic setback to the region as investors would be scared by the perceived security threat.