Calm and peace have returned to Ekwulobia community in Aguata local government area of Anambra state as 47 suspected Boko Haram sects were relocated from a prisons facility located in the area.
According to Premium Times reports, entrance to the prisons that housed the suspected terrorists was man by stern looking security agents.
The community was at a burning point in June when news filter in that the federal government had concluded plan to relocate some suspected Boko Haram sects to the areas. Various groups led protest march against the plan.
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A resident of the area, John Ezendu, who spoke on the development, noted that though there is nothing to be excited about the relocation the terrorists as there will no breach of peace when the terrorists were tansfered to the area.
He explained that what is important to the community is for the government to construct roods in the area.
Ezendu said: “We understand that the Boko Haram suspects have been moved from here; that was no problem to us, as you can see there is no excitement.
“What we are praying and hoping for is the construction of our roads so that we can enjoy the benefit of federal presence.”
Another resident who is simply identified as Chibuzor denied knowledge of the transfer of the sects members out of the area but noted that their relocation to the community brought a surge in commercial activities.
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In his word: “We don’t know about it; we do not have problem here; what I know is that after they came there was protest but for us, market boomed because the prisons authorities came to buy foams and other things.”
However, a prisons official who pleaded for anonymity confirmed the relocation of the suspects saying they were removed in the wee hours of October 27.
Commenting further, the source said that the movement of the suspected sects brought a huge relief amongst the inmates as the prisons was full to capacity prior to the relocation.
Meanwhile, the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, had named conflict among security agencies as a factor that could frustrate the government determination to beat the December deadline set for ending the Boko Haram insurgency.
The Emir blamed what he named unhealthy conflict among security agencies in Nigeria in their battle against terrorism. He said that such tendency was not the way to go in tackling insurgency of that nature.
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