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Buhari commends security operatives over Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest, Igbhoho’s house invasion

By Posh Wasam

The Presidency has on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, said the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration would not allow the fundamental human right to freely express personal or regional views to be abused to the extent of sabotaging the unity of the country.

According to Franktalknow, the Presidency also commended security and intelligence forces for their recent deft operations which culminated in the arrest and extradition of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and the bursting of the ‘armoury’ of the lead proponent of the Yoruba Nation protests, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho.

In a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the Presidency said the Buhari administration respects the right of citizens to freely express their views and opinions, noting that it is a tenet of democracy.

It however charged security and intelligence agencies to sustain their speed and level of professionalism to stamp out the growing incidences of the kidnapping of school children in cities in the Northwestern part of the country.

According to the statement, “Last week, we saw the enhanced collaboration of the Nigerian Law Enforcement Agencies, as they executed with great synchronization arrests of individuals who had inflicted pain and hardships on fellow citizens.

“The subversive leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) a group known for its murderous actions and virulent messaging was detained as a result of cross-border cooperation.

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“This international operation was executed in a closely coordinated fashion following which he was handed over to our National Intelligence Agency, and then returned to Nigeria to face the Law.

“The violence inspired by IPOB has led to hundreds of fatalities, particularly targeted at government assets and law enforcement agents.

“Additionally, there have been at last count, fifty five (55) separate violent attacks, heavily concentrated in the South-East, which heaped further hardship on our honest and hardworking citizens, preventing them from earning their livelihood and going about their normal lives.”

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