PDP condemns SSS invasion of ex-NSA’s home

The SSS officials besieged Dasuki’s home on Thursday, July 16, for yet unknown reasons.

Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the invasion of former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki’s home by officials of the State Security Service (SSS).

While speaking to journalists on Friday, July 17, PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, described the siege on Dasuki’s home as unacceptable.

Metuh said further that the invasion was a breach of Dasuki’s fundamental human rights and the right to personal freedom as guaranteed by the constitution.

The PDP chieftain said:

“I read the situation about the invasion of the former NSA’s house and his detention and house arrest. So, I drove to his house as a personal friend to see him and to find out what is happening.”

“Then about seven or eight security operatives came out and they said that I cannot see him because the house is under security watch. And I asked them, security watch in terms of treason or terrorism? And they said they are not in a position to say anything.”

“And why I asked this question is that is he under security watch on account of corruption or any other reason. It’s totally against the constitution of this country because this is a democracy and democratic tenets and principles apply.”

“The fact is that we deserve basic freedom, liberty and free movement associated with democracy. The truth is that Nigerians are getting scared. They voted for the President and he was duly elected.”

“And now he’s the father of the nation, he’s the father of everyone. He’s not serving any other interest. But there are certain activities by some of his aides and people around him, it’s like they are taking us back to the military era where we were coming from.”

Dasuki is said to currently be on house arrest after ‘refusing’ to surrender to SSS officials.

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