IPOB reacts to alleged release of terrorists  

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The report via WhatsApp alleging that 101 members of the Boko Haram sect in custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service at Kirikiri, Lagos were let go by the federal government in exchange for the abducted Abuja-Kaduna train passengers recently released, has drawn the reaction of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. 

IPOB in a statement its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful released expressed no inconsiderable doubt the rumour. 

Running with the claim posted on WhatsApp, the secessionist group condemned the rumoured act, adding that the government should give similar treatment to their leader, Nnmadi Kanu. 

It reads, “The same government has unconditionally released the remaining terrorists from Ikoyi Prison.” 

He added, “These Boko Haram terrorists detained in Ikoyi, Lagos were never taken to court since their detention in 2019 and we are aware that no court freed or granted them bail but they were released through presidential or cabals’ order.” 

Continued, “We are calling men and women of good conscience across the world to prevail on the Nigerian government and its compromised security to unconditionally release IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, and other IPOB members because self-determination is a fundamental human right both internationally and locally.” 

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