The Department of State Services (DSS) has come out to describe the current insecurity ravaging the South East as criminality in the guise of Biafran agitation.


Director of DSS in Imo State, Wilcox Idaminabo disclosed this at a one-day stakeholders roundtable organized by Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) ahead of the November 11 governorship election in the State.

Idaminabo said the destruction and killings in the South East were simply criminality and not agitations for the actualization of Biafra.

He urged traditional rulers, clergymen, and Igbo leaders to speak up against the evil of insecurity in the southeast.

According to the DSS Director: “What is going on in the Southeast is criminality wrapped around the ideology of Biafra. Biafra is not to kill or destroy because some traditional rulers and religious leaders cannot even stay in their communities. There is no Biafra anywhere.

“See, when I led operations to Orsu, what we saw was gory, headless bodies, vehicles that had become abandoned, it was terrible”.

Idaminabo queried why during elections in the zone, threats of no elections arise, saying it fuels allegations that it is sponsored by political parties.

Over the past few years, the Southeast has been a theatre of insecurity linked to the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and Biafra agitation.

The insecurity in the South East has led to the killing and kidnap of several people of the region.

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