The Federal Government may have kowtowed to the pressure of popular opinion as Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State yesterday hinted that the Boko Haram suspects detained in Ekwulobia prison in Anambra state have been relocated to Abuja.
He gave this hint while explaining why the planned protest by traders against the relocation of some Boko Haram suspects to Anambra State did not hold in the state.
The Governor told journalists during an inspection tour of ongoing projects in Abakaliki that since the suspects had already been taken to Abuja, the protest was unnecessary.
According to him, “The traders have the right to protest but there was no need for the protest because we (South-East governors) had enjoined the Federal Government not to relocate any Boko Haram prisoner to any prison in the South-East. Those suspects brought to Anambra State have been taken back to Abuja.
“The state decided against the protest for the reason that the governors of the region had intimated the Presidency on their opinion on the matter, and so no need for anyone to encourage people of the state to take to the streets.”
Umahi further pointed out that it was not the best option for the lives of the people of the state to be risked on the streets on account of an unnecessary protest.
Source: Daily Post