A civil society group, National Anti-Terrorism and Peace Network (NATPW), has accused the minister of interior and supervising head of Nigeria’s internal security, of alleged involvement in weapons deals.
The group claims it has received intelligence from an unnamed source in the secret services that the country’s interior minister had been secretly smuggling arms into the country.
We gathered that the move to expose alleged gun running business of the supervising minister of the Nigeria Immigration Service, (NIS), Nigeria Security and civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) , Federal Fire Service (FFS) and the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) was borne out of the curiosity of the NATPW to unravel, through the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), the minister’s confiscation of a large cache of arms and ammunition on behalf the federal government, meant for the Civil Defence Corps, in their genuine bid to save the country from insurgents.
Our checks further revealed that the decision to unravel Moro’s alleged gun dealings was not unconnected with outcry against incessant attacks on ordinary citizens and properties worth millions of naira by members of the Islamic sect as well as political thugs, aided by top government officials.
The coalition, in a letter written to the US and other international agencies and made available to elombah.co, berated President Goodluck Jonathan for ignoring intelligence report from the former NSA, recommending the immediate resignation of Moro for coming to top government office with a huge moral burden of ongoing trial for gun running before an Abuja Magistrate Court.