The All Progressives Congress, APC, in the South-East geo-political zone has stated categorically that the rumour making the rounds that Boko Haram detainees would be transferred to Anambra State or any other state in the zone was untrue.
The party said it had inquired from the appropriate authorities who have refuted the speculations.
In a statement issued yesterday by the publicity secretary of the party in the zone, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, the APC said that, “We have made contacts with the Presidency and the Nigeria Prison Service and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and they assured us that there is no iota of truth in the mischievous rumour.
“When we inquired, the Nigeria Prison Service stated unequivocally that, ‘most of the terror suspects are awaiting trial and so there is no way they can be moved to another state, because they must be tried in the state where they committed the crime.
“They went further to state that their primary and traditional duty is to move detainees from prison to trial courts and wondered how easy it is to move the detainees more than 1,000 kilometres from Onitsha to Maiduguri if they are relocated?”
The party appealed to “our dear compatriots to disregard the blackmail and sinister rumour of rear-guard elements; who are yet to recover from their failure in the March 28 presidential election.
“We assure our people that the change President Muhammadu Buhari promised is real: the 2nd Niger Bridge, federal roads, Enugu coal and other physical and social infrastructure in the South-East will be revamped,” the party said.

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