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The the insecurity bedeviling the Southeast region has been lined to criminality wrapped around Biafra agitation.
This came as the Department of State Services (DSS) accused several criminal gangs in the region of unleashing mayhem.
Imo State Director of DSS, Wilcox Idaminabo, disclosed this during a one-day stakeholders roundtable organised by Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) on the November 11 governorship election in Imo State.
Idaminabo said the destruction and killings were simply criminality and not Biafra agitations.
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 Southeast has led to the killing and kidnap of several people of the region.