Nigeria vs Ghana: IPOB behind Abuja stadium attack, leaked memo from DSS reveals
By Kalu Nwokoro Idika
The Department of State Service (DSS), has blamed the chaos that erupted yesterday at the Moshood Abiola Stadium after the Super Eagles of Nigeria drew with the Black Stars of Ghana during a world cup playoff on the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Yesterday, shortly after the match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Black Stars of Ghana ended in 1-1 draw, which resulted to Ghana’s qualification for FIFA world cup slated later in November this year, there was chaos as aggrieved fans were seen destroying properties at the stadium.
Although, it was unclear if they also attacked the visitors. Police in a bid to arrest the situation, fired teargas canisters to disperse the aggrieved fans.
A video which has gone viral revealed the moment the aggrieve fans were destroying properties at the stadium, despite teargas canisters fired by the security agents.
Meanwhile, before the match, the Department of State Service had written a memo, alerting the Presidency of the impending attack at the stadium. In the memo, which was shared by an Investigative Journalist, David Hundeyin, indicated that the members of the IPOB were planning an attack at the stadium because President Muhammadu Buhari and other high-profile Nigerians will be at the stadium, to cheer the Eagles.
The Department of State Service said the main aim of the attack by the group is to “cause maximum casualty and embarrassment to the government, thereby drawing local and international attention to the secessionist agenda of the dissident group.”
See memo below: