The DSS has established a connection between criminal activity disguised as support for Biafra and the heightened insecurity in the region’s Southeast.
Wilcox Idaminabo, director of the Department of State Services in Imo State, made this announcement at a one-day stakeholders roundtable on the governorship election in Imo State on November 11 organized by the Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA).
According to Idaminabo, the destruction and deaths were the result of criminal activity, not Biafra agitation.
In order to combat the scourge of insecurity in the Southeast, he called on traditional rulers, pastors, and Igbo leaders to speak up.
Crime in the Southeast is being justified by the Biafra mentality, the DSS director claims. Some traditional authorities and religious leaders can’t even stay in their communities, so Biafra isn’t about killing or destroying. Biafra does not exist.
See, when I was leading operations in Orsu, we discovered gruesome things like decapitated bodies and abandoned cars.
Idaminabo questioned the frequency with which threats of no elections arose during elections in the zone, claiming that this fed claims that it was supported by political parties.
Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has been in captivity for years, making the Southeast a hotbed of anti-government protests and violence.
Several residents of the Southeast have been killed, and others have been kidnapped, due to the region’s lack of safety.