Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has blamed former President, Goodluck Jonathan and his predecessor, Peter Obi for the transfer of Boko Haram detainees to Ekwulobia prisons in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Speaking through his Senior Special adviser on Political Matters, Mr. Chinedu Obidigwe, Obiano said the decision to transfer the prisoners was taken during a seminar organized for officers and men of the Nigeria Prison Service, NPS, in 2012. According to him,
”In as much as the state government would not want to join issues with such section of the public, it is important to note that the policy of transferring Boko Haram inmates to
Anambra State had been made since 2012 under the regimes of President Goodluck Jonathan and Mr. Peter Obi, but for the 2015 general elections which the then President was contesting for a second term.
”Since the transfer of the 47 inmates, panic had gripped the people of Ekwulobia as residents in the area were apprehensive of an imminent attack by members of the Boko Haram Islamic sect”, he said.