Former Assistant Director of the Department of State Services (DSS), Dennis Amachree has expressed that the agency informed the police and Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, of an impending attack on the police command and prison facility a week before the incident.
He made this known while speaking when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme on Thursday.
Amachree stated that there was “enough actionable intelligence” gathered by the DSS before Monday’s attacks but the police and the governor did not execute it.
He expressed that the police were informed about the attack one week and 72 hours before it happened, but that they were too lazy to carry it out.
“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,” he said.
“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.”