The Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, on Thursday revealed that the Boko Haram suspects relocated to Anambra State have been taken back to Abuja.
He was reacting to plans by traders to hold protests simultaneously across the five states of the Southeast geo-political zone.
He told journalists during an inspection tour of ongoing projects in Abakaliki that since the suspects had already been removed from Anambra, there was no longer need for the protests to take place.
He said, “The traders have the right to protest but there was no need for the protest because we (South-East governors) had enjoined the Federal Government not to relocate any Boko Haram prisoner to any prison in the South-East. Those suspects brought to Anambra State have been taken back to Abuja.
“The state decided against the protest for the reason that the governors of the region had intimated the Presidency on their opinion on the matter, and so no need for anyone to encourage people of the state to take to the streets”.
Umahi said that risking the lives of the people of the state on the streets was not the best.