A member of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Mr. Solomon Dallung, has called on the Department of State Services (DSS) to go after close associates of President Goodluck Jonathan, like Dokubo Asari, who pose greater threat to national security instead of members of the APC
Mr. Dallong made the statement to reporters in Kaduna. He said that the DSS has deviated from being a national security agency otherwise it should have moved against members of the PDP and associates of the President who have made more dangerous statements than what it accused the opposition of doing.
He said: ”When Dokubo Asari said there would be war in Nigeria if President Jonathan loses the 2015 elections, instead of being arrested or invited by the SSS, he was celebrated in the Presidential Villa.
“Again, during the Nyanya bomb blast, before the arrival of the security agencies, the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, said the APC was responsible for the bombing. Such statements are quite inflammatory as well.
“When you talk about inflammatory statements, the presidential media man and the presidential image makers have made more inflammatory statements than any other Nigerian. “So, if the Department of State Security is interested in maintaining national security, it should start its investigation from the presidential aides and then the Publicity Secretary of the PDP, before getting to the APC.
“But, unfortunately, the DSS has not behaved like a national security agency. It is behaving like an agency of a political party. They only go out to warn people when they are not members of the PDP or members of Jonathan’s government.
“A member of Jonathan government can make any statement. Imagine what Dokubo Asari said: ‘if Jonathan does not win the election the country will go up in flame. “And he walked into the Presidential Villa celebrated.
“So, the SSS should know that they owe the country a responsibility to protect national security and not security of a political party or any particular government.”