DSS to Invite Utomi, Soludo, Barth Nnaji, others over Biafra - Full Gist NG


Saturday, 5 August 2017

DSS to Invite Utomi, Soludo, Barth Nnaji, others over Biafra

PoliticsNGR has gathered that Nigeria’s secret police is poised to invite a group of ex-ministers and some prominent Nigerians over their ties to a Biafran secessionist movement, Biafra Zionist Federation(BZF).

The Department of state services(DSS) will be sending out invitations for questioning following the announcement of the ex-ministers as cabinet members of the BZF.

On Monday, the group announced the formation of an Interim Government for the Republic of Biafra with the leader of the group, Barrister Benjamin Onwuka as ‘president’.

Some of the prominent individuals listed as ministers of the BZF interim government at the press conference held in Enugu include Former Minister of Information, Jerry Gana, Former minister for power, Barth Nnaji and former information minister, Labaran Maku.

The pro-Biafra organisation also named Prof. Chukwuma Soludo as Governor of the Central Bank of Biafra (CBB), Prof. Pat Utomi as Foreign Affairs Minister;  and Mrs Aruma Oteh as Minister of Finance.

A top intelligence official told The Nation;

“Respected citizens such as these should not in any way be associated with acts of treason.Assuming that it was inadvertently or mischievously done, they have a duty to themselves and the nation to renounce such association. In this particular instance, we are worried about the deafening silence on the part of these respected citizens. What do they lose by renouncing their listing by the secessionists?”

He revealed that the DSS would wait for a “respectable period”, before moving against any of them.

The source added: “If the silence persists, we reserve the right to read meaning into it, and that could lead to the law taking its course.We will not condone any act of treason anymore in this country. We have had enough of secessionist agitations under any guise.

Meanwhile, the activities of BZF had been placed under surveillance.

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