National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Dr. Victor Ike Oye, yesterday called on the federal government to as a matter of urgency, move the 47 Boko Haram inmates recently relocated to Ekwulobia minimum prison in Anambra State to another facility outside the state.
The party chairman stated that it would do the federal government a world of good if it could take an immediate action by directing that the prisoners be moved to a more secure place outside Anambra State.
He also advised the federal government to consider the example of the United States of America when it was faced with the same debilitating situation that it built Guantanamo Bay detention facility located in a small island near Cuba, where terror suspects and convicts are detained, of which to access the Bay from the United States of America would be difficult and requires one to cross the ocean, unlike access to Ekwulobia prison which is as easy as gaining access into the National Stadium in Lagos.
The APGA Chairman wondered why the prison authorities did not consider critically complex factors involved in the relocation of the inmates such as not considering the sensibilities of the people and the far-reaching consequences of the movement or was it a case of deliberate design to continue to spite the Igbo who have suffered many years of marginalization and ill treatment?
He cautioned that the continued stay of the terrorist suspects in Ekwulobia would disconcert the people of the community and indeed the entire Anambra State and also the neighbouring Igbo states that are similarly apprehensive, which the consequences are multifarious and multidimensional.
He enjoined the federal government to be prompt in relocating the terrorist suspects in order not to appear to be sabotaging the good works of the Anambra State government and its effort in creating an air of security and tranquility that has already pervaded the entire state before this incident.
The party chairman admonished the federal government that the good people of Anambra State and its government do not need this distraction, imploring the federal government to start constructing modern prisons across the nation and also embark on the provision of jobs for millions of the unemployed youth to curtail and curb crimes since accessories to terrorism and other crimes are mainly the youth whose future have been mortgaged by years of misadministration and malfeasance by successive leaderships.

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