DSS, Presidency Finally Speak On Nnamdi Kanu’s Reappearance
The controversial IPOB leader, Prince Nnamdi Kanu, who was last seen during the Operation Python Dance on September 14 2017, in his hometown Afaraukwu, Umuahia, Abia State, reappeared in Jerusalem on Thursday October 18th.
Kanu’s reappearance shocked Nigerians, home and abroad and above all shocked the Federal Government of Nigeria, which has been severally accused of secretly murdering Kanu during the invasion of his home.
NAN, pursued the matter and sought the opinion of the DSS, who spearheaded the Operation Python Dance. The DSS has vehemently denied that five of its personnel aided Kanu’s escape from his hometown, on the said invasion day.
A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the service, Mr Peter Afunanya, said that such report was fake, mischievous and defamatory. “The service wishes to state that this report is fake, mischievous and defamatory. It is nothing but a figment of the imagination of the originators” his statement reads.
He said that the service was aware of some unscrupulous elements keen on exploiting the situation to constitute a nuisance to the freedom of Nigerians, as guaranteed in the constitution.
“The DSS will not stand idly by and watch these undesirable elements to achieve their aims by disrupting the forthcoming 2019 elections” he concluded.
Meanwhile, the Presidency had said yesterday Monday, that the reappearance of Nnamdi Kanu has vindicated the Nigerian government.
SeniorSspecial Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Buhari, Garba Shehu, said in an interview with BBC Hausa, that the Nigerian government has been vindicated on allegations of assassinating or kidnapping Kanu. He also asserted that Kanu’s trial will continue.
“With the reappearance of Kanu, people will know who lied between the government and those that made the accusations”.