Sequel to the raging controversies surrounding the relocation of 47 Boko Haram prisoners to Ekwulobia prisons in Anambra State, Senator Uche Ekwunife representing Anambra Central senatorial zone is expected to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari over the issue.
A reliable source close Ekwunife disclosed that part of the major agenda for the meeting would be to discuss the possible solution to the current security risks the presence of the dreaded Boko Haram prisoners constitute to Anambra residents and South-East geopolitical zone in general.
The source further revealed that Senator Ekwunife had been making frantic efforts to secure an appointment with President Buhari but could not meet with the president because he travelled out of the country on an official engagement.
According to the source, “Senator Uche Ekwunife as you all know is a very vocal person who fights for the right of her people with every sense of duty. She had been restless since the news of the relocation of Boko Haram to Anambra broke out, so she has been making frantic efforts to meet with Mr. President to seek possible and amicable ways of solving this dangerous and delicate situation.
“As I’m talking to you now, Senator Ekwunife has concluded the arrangement and is expected to meet with Mr. President and other high officers of the Nigerian Prison Service. She has called for meetings of stakeholders in Anambra project for all to rise and find a peaceful resolution of the impending security risk in the state and by extension, South-East zone.”
The source also said that after the meeting, Ekwunife was also expected to address the issue at the Senate when the eighth National Assembly reconvenes all in a bid to finding lasting solution the risk of having Boko Haram prisoners in a less secured prison facility like Ekwulobia in Anambra State.
In a related development, an Igbo socio-political group, Ndigbo Unity Forum has commended Senator Ekwunife for her sense of commitment towards the protection of her people and service to humanity, especially in her senatorial zone and Nigeria at large.
A statement signed by the national president of the forum, Mr. Augustine Chukwudum, described Ekwunife as a dogged fighter who would stand by her constituents at any point in time to defend and protect their interests.
Chukwudum further stated that “the few steps she has taken in the cause of her duty as a Senator have shown that Ndi Anambra didn’t make any mistake for electing her in the first place and we must help her to continue her good works.”

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