But while visiting Owerri, Adamu was dismissed by Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari as police chief. A month before his tenure was over and the reasons for his dismissal were unclear.
It has been 51 years since the end of the Nigerian civil war that the people of the East separated from the rest of the country, Biafra, the state they created, came to an end when the leaders surrendered after 30 months of surrender. battle
But the dream Biafran is alive and well.
Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the indigenous group of Biafra, a populist person who sold conspiracy theories including the Nigerian president, died and was replaced by a double figure.
The enduring popularity of Biafra – and the group – is part of the rampant police abuse that a generation of Nigerians rallied against last fall under the banner of the #EndSARS movement.
Young people in the southeastern state complain of the arrest, torture and arbitrary killings from security agencies, often drawn from other regions of Nigeria for years. In the belief that Biafra should be a separate country, many residents of the southeast say heavy military presence in the region is reminiscent of the occupied foreign armed forces.
The jailbreak was part of a pattern of attacks on the National Security Forces. Six police stations were ransacked and 10 police officers were killed in the southeast by gunmen in the two weeks beginning in late February, local media reports.
“As things go on over the next two years, Nigeria could host 30 to 40 insurgent groups because the government is pushing people to the wall,” said crime lord Umek Balasi. Wittaya said.
Ben Ezeamalu reports from Lagos, Nigeria and Ruth Maclean from Dakar, Senegal.