Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
DSS has affiliated with Fulani herdsmen —HURIWA •Tells Nigerians to hold DSS responsible for any reprisal attacks in the North

By News Express on 12/04/2016

Views: 1,643


The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned as recklessly insensitive and inciteful, “the unsubstantiated claim at the weekend by the Department of State Service blaming the Europe-based Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over the alleged disappearance and killing of suspected Fulani herdsmen few days back in Abia State South East of Nigeria.”           

The rights group said that “with this phenomenally irrational statement attributed to someone whom the Nigerian media identified as the Spokesperson of the Department of State Service and the hierarchy of the DSS has yet to dissociate itself from this reckless and warlike claims, the impression been created is that that hitherto government security agency has been hijacked by interest affiliated to the Fulani herdsmen.”

HURIWA has therefore called on the National Assembly, the United Nations Secretary General, Mr Ban Ki-moon, and the African Union “to immediately call President Muhammadu Buhari to infuse independence and professional competence into the hierarchy of the Department of State Service which has come under increased criticism from a cross section of Nigerians for its current partisanship and sectional pursuit of a narrow agenda of Ethnic imperialism of the Fulani herdsmen.” 

HURIWA said in a statement issued Monday in Abuja, “We are shocked beyond belief that an agency of government funded by us the tax payers and good law abiding Nigerians is progressively deteriorating in standards, ethics and operational independence. Why is it that since the current political dispensation whereby the Fulani ethnic group produced the key officials of the National government that ruthlessly armed Fulani terrorists are on rampage killing, maiming and destroying several lives and property and both the police and the DSS have conveniently looked the other way whilst these monumental destruction take place all across Nigeria? Why has it taken the DSS the alleged disappearance and killing of five Fulani herdsmen by some satanic unknown hoodlums for the DSS to issue this hurriedly written media statement making a very vexatious and irrational claims that lack any scientific and evidence based independent proof? This is the saddest period of our national life. Mr. President must call the management of the DSS to order to comply with constitutional codes of conduct and work for all Nigerians and not turn her operational attention to only matters of the welfare of just one ethnic group out of the over 300 Nigerian Ethnic nationalities.”   

The group in the statement signed by its national Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, said that the DSS statement issued on Saturday by Tony Opuiyo lacks any empirical evidence and amounted to a fallacy of hasty conclusion which may spark off reprisal against the Igbo in the North. “We call on the UN to impress it on President Muhammadu Buhari to take measures to prevent any reprisals which this insidious and highly dangerous statement of DSS can cause especially in the far North that has witnessed several pogrom against Igbo,” the rights group said.

•Photo shows DSS Acting DG Lawal Daura.

Source News Express

Posted 12/04/2016 9:36:54 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
I have not dumped PDP - Jimi Agbaje...

Traffic offenders to pay N100,000 fine, says FRSC...

CNPP welcomes back Buhari, calls for better governance...

Disappointment, lamentation at THISDAY test

Buhari’s economic track record: Mass suffering and scarcity...

FG announces $1m venture capital to boost creative...

God has prepared me to be next Lagos...

Buhari moves FEC, other official activities to wife’s...

Boko Haram, threat to North’s educational progress —Shehu...

Cocaine: NDLEA invites Arik Air crew over arrest...

Leadership requires experience, says Utuama

Air hostess falls off from plane

 

Latest News South East Governors reject Miyetti Allah vigilante group, cattle ranch My five-year agenda for CBN — Emefiele Court declines to halt renewal of Aiteo’s OML 29 lease War against corruption: Make protection of whistleblowers a priority, AFRICMIL tells FG Okowa felicitates with Gbajabiamila at 57 Presidential Election Dispute: Tribunal denies Atiku, PDP access to INEC Server Breaking: Court orders arrest of Innoson ISWAP terrorists under pressure — Task Force •Lose bombs, grenades, other weapons to MNJTF Court sends 5 Electricity Agency directors to prison over N5.2bn fraud Four corps members, two others rescued from kidnappers’ den Poor Governance: Intersociety slams Obiano, tells him to wake up before it’s too late •Charges South-East Governors 3 die as Akwa Ibom communities go to war over woman’s extra-marital affair

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (497,592 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (426,852 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (367,027 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (313,100 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (277,637 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (244,715 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (235,121 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (217,086 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (214,578 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (205,426 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (185,390 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (184,548 views)

 

NNPC 2019 National Science Quiz Competition

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (94) Business & Economy (4,323) Business Verdict (74) Columnists (1,055) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (209) Entertainment (627) Features (767) Global Business Monitor (384) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,620) Interview (184) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (162) Maggie's Blog (310) News (47,729) Opinion (1,268) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,060) Religion (1,031) Sports (2,050) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera