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Judges clampdown: IPOB refers to Buhari as 'Idi-Amin'

12 October 2016, 10:03

Owerri - Following the recent arrests and subsequent release of some Nigerian judges by the Department of State Services DSS), the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has described President Muhammadu Buhari as another Idi-Amin of Uganda because of the way he allegedly prodded the DSS to make the arrests.

In a statement signed by its spokesmen, Emma Mmezu and Clifford Iroanya respectively, IPOB pointed out that the DSS did not have the statutory powers to make such arrests in a democratic setting.

According to the statement, Buhari instigated the arrests of the judges especially Justice Ademola who gave judgment that the detained IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, be released for want of concrete evidence against him. It stated that no matter how Buhari tried to frustrate Biafra emancipation by vilifying Justice Ademola and the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu,”there is no stopping of Biafra struggle.”

The statement reads: “Because of his innate dictatorial lifestyle, Retired Major-General Muhammadu Buhari has continued to use Nigeria’s Department of Security Service (DSS) to perform duties statutorily assigned to the Nigeria Police Force and other relevant agencies. In simple terms, what we are witnessing now is a repeat of the late Idi Amin’s style of running a country.

Also read: IPOB accuses DSS of secretly killing its members

Within the shortest possible time, the Nigerian Judges shall experience the same thing that happened to the 50- year old Chief Justice Benedicto Kiwanuka on September 21, 1972, in Kampala-Uganda.

“In recent reports from various newspapers within and outside Nigeria, the DSS was said to have embarked on the arrest of Judges on allegations of corruption. According to Saharareporters of New York, one Abdullahi Garba stated that the DSS carried out a ‘special sting operations’ which, according to him, ‘constitutes a part of its mandate.’

Abdullahi Garba maintained that the DSS action ‘is in line with its core mandate.’ He went further to state that ‘this current operation will be sustained and followed till sanity and sanctity is restored to the esteemed third arm of government and public confidence is regained’. “For the avoidance of doubts and to correct the falsehood being peddled by the DSS, it is proper that we make public, the law establishing the DSS and state their responsibilities.”

- News 24


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