DSS Asked to Question Buhari’s Minister Over Comments on Alleged Terrorism
- PDP has raised concerns over insecurity in the country
- The opposition party has notified security agencies about comments made by a minister, Godswill Akpabio
- The PDP suspects that the minister may have crucial information that could be beneficial to security agents
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the minister of niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has questions to answer over comments he made about insecurity.
According to Channels TV, the party in a statement on Friday, April 30, alleged that the minister was privy to information about those responsible for causing insecurity in the country.
A spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan urged the secret service to compel Akpabio to name politicians in the All Progressives Congress that are behind the acts of terrorism and banditry ravaging in the country nation.
“There is self-professed evidence that Senator Akpabio is privy to certain terrorism-related information which he must be made to share with the DSS as well as other security agencies.
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The opposition party stated that its call is based on comments reportedly made by the Minister at the APC national secretariat in Abuja on Thursday that the acts of terrorism in our country were politically motivated.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari says he is ready to do everything possible to restore peace and security in the country.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (retd.), and made available to Legit.ng.
The president was reported to have made this vow during a crucial meeting of the National Security Council.
In another report, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has commenced the overhauling and strengthening the security and policing architecture in Anambra state and other states of the southeast and south-south geo-political zones of the country.
As part of the process, the IGP has ordered the posting of Christopher Owolabi as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) of Anambra Police Command.
The spokesperson for the police, Frank Mba, in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Friday, April 30, said the redeployment is ultimately designed to improve the operational efficiency of the commands and enhance public safety and security.