The State Security Services SSS has denied the alleged involvement of its five personnel who assisted Nnamdi Kanu’s escape, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra to escape from his home town Umuahia on September 14, 2017. IPOB leader whereabouts was unknown for months until he surfaced in Israel recently, after the alleged September 14 raid by a combined team of the Army, DSS and Police at his home in Umuahia.
“The purported report was mischievous, defamatory and fake. The stock in trade of Kanu and his supporters was to peddle gossips, rumours and propaganda aimed at subverting the government, its officials and key agencies,” Peter Afunanya said. He made it clear that the service was aware of some unscrupulous elements using the situation to constitute a nuisance to the freedom of Nigerians as guaranteed in the Constitution.
“The elements were also eager to disrupt the forthcoming 2019 general elections. The DSS will not quietly stand and watch these undesirable elements achieve their aims. The agency, therefore, never assisted Nnamdi Kanu’s escape,” he added.