Dennis Amachree, a former Assistant Director with the Division of State Companies, on Thursday mentioned the Nigeria Police and the Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma had been repeatedly alerted to an impending assault within the state.
Amachree, nevertheless, mentioned the police and the state authorities did not act on the intelligence supplied by the DSS at three completely different occasions.
The ex-DSS chief was a visitor on a programme on Channels Tv, which was monitored by SaharaReporters.
Some gunmen on Monday attacked a police facility and correctional centre in Owerri, the state capital, releasing over 1,800 inmates and burning about 50 automobiles with using explosives.
The police have accused the Indigenous Folks of Biafra and its safety outfit, Jap Safety Community of finishing up the assault, an allegation the group has denied.
In the meantime, there have been two extra assaults on police stations within the state since Monday’s assault.
Uzodinma had on Wednesday accused aggrieved politicians of finishing up the assaults and pretending to be IPOB members.
Amachree mentioned, “There was sufficient intelligence, sufficient actionable intelligence. Actionable within the sense that it permits for house for folks to execute it; one week forward of the occasion and naturally 72 hours earlier than the occasion after which 48 hours earlier than the occasion.
“So, 3 times, the Nigeria Police Power was knowledgeable by the DSS that that is going to occur as a result of some suspects which might be being geolocated across the space had been discovered surveilling the prisons and the police headquarters however in our lackadaisical manner, when the intelligence got here, they threw it by the facet and when one thing occurs, all people runs round.
“All safety experiences are shared with the governor in a state first, then, it’s shared with different sister businesses just like the police, the army, if there are army installations there, all of them bought this explicit report. So, the governor could be very a lot conscious.”
Insisting that nothing was performed in regards to the intelligence supplied, Amachree added, “Apparently nothing was performed. You possibly can see that the governor was referring to that specific report that it’s not IPOB. Some persons are simply too lazy to do their jobs.”
The ex-DSS chief additionally mentioned claims by the previous Inspector Common of Police, Mohammed Adamu, that IPOB members had been answerable for the assaults, had been improper.
“He (Adamu) doesn’t have his truth proper as a result of I don’t see how he can determine them. You determine folks by both arresting a few of them or from what they are saying however there was no individual that was arrested,” he mentioned.
He, nevertheless, added that the DSS was investigating the assaults and would determine these behind them.