An ex Assistant Director of the Department of State Services (DSS), Dennis Amachree has stated that the agency leaked Intel to the police and Governor Hope Uzodinma of a planned attack on the Imo police command and prison facility a week before it happened.
Amachree claimed this while speaking during an interview on a Channels Television programme. He disclosed that the police which is the actioning party failed to act even when informed that some hoodlums that are being relocated around the area were found surveiling the prisons and the police headquarters.
“There is enough intelligence, enough actionable intelligence. Actionable in th3 sense that it allows for space for people to execute it. One week ahead of this particular event, of course, 72 hours before the event and then of course 48 hours before the event.
“Three times the Nigeria police was informed by the DSS that this is going to happen. Some suspects that are being relocated around the area were found surveiling the prisons and the police headquarters.
“But you know in our lackadaisical way when the intelligence will come they throw it by the side and then of course when something happens, everybody runs around.
“I listened to the governor’s speech. He is correct in the sense that there is an investigation still going on very sure he is very aware of some of the root causes and the people that are involved because I know that the security agencies are feeding him with reports as they go along.”
Amachree went on to add that erstwhile inspector-general of police, Mohammed Adamu did not get his correct right before alleging that the masterminds of the attacks are members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).