The Federal Government has described as treasonable claims that prison warders were collaborating with terrorists. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, Minister of Interior, described the claim as despicable.
According to the Post, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, said that some jail staff were assisting Boko Haram terrorists in planning terrorist activities.
Musa further claimed that these warders were assisting terrorists in moving money around.
“It is treasonable as far as I am concerned,” the minister stated on Channels TV’s Politics Today. You cannot be a government servant who takes an oath to safeguard the integrity of this country and then betray it by conspiring with terrorists. That would be heinous and unforgivable.
“It’s out of this world. It is beyond my comprehension that a law enforcement official would conspire with terrorists to attack the nation. That is treasonable offence.
“That can never, under any circumstances, be swept under the carpet.” It’s a serious charge. Be assured that undermining Nigeria’s security is treasonable in the interests of Nigerians.”