Prince Deji Adeyanju, the Advocate of a pro-democracy and good governance group, Concerned Nigerians, has alleged life threats from the security operatives comprising the Department of State Services, DSS, the Police and the army over his group’s planned peaceful protest against the secret trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu by the federal government.
Recall that the group has condemned and planned to stage a peaceful protest on Friday, April 21, 2017 against the planned secret trial of Mr. Kanu.
Recall also that the IPOB leader and other pro-Biafra supporters have been detained since October 14, 2015, by the DSS over alleged treasonable felony and illegal association preferred against them by the federal government.
Although the later charge was later struck out by the court wherein IPOB or Biafra was declared not an illegal association and Mr. Kanu and other detainees granted bail by various courts, the federal government has continued to detain them.
But in a statement signed by both its Convener, Prince Deji Adeyanju and its Secretary, Dr. John Danfulani, the pro-democracy group said it has become necessary to stage the peaceful protest because, such secret trial as being pushed by the federal government does not serve the interest of the course of justice.
” In a separate release to newsmen also, Prince Adeyanju said he was invited by the security operatives in the federal capital territory, Abuja where he was told to step-down his planned protest against the secret trial of Mr. Nnnamdi Kanu. According to him, ““Just got out of a 1-hour meeting with Commissioner of Police of FCT.
In attendance was a Director of DSS and Brigade Commander of the Army.