A women group, under the auspices of the Association of Sokoto State Women in Politics (SSAWP), has described the siege on the residence of former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), as an act of political vendetta.
Briefing newsmen in Sokoto, its coordinator, Hajiyu Kulu Abdullahi Rabah, expressed disappointment with the way Dasuki was humiliated by the officials of the State Security Service (SSS) at his Abuja residence.
Rabah noted with disgust the way and manner the former NSA was humiliated by the SSS and how he was stopped from performing his religious obligation on eid-fitir.
The group said “We are wondering why Mr. President, who earlier promised not to persecute his opponents has reneged on his pledge to Nigerians.”
She said Sambo served Nigeria to the best of his ability and as such deserves respect from all and sundry. “Dasuki is a humble and hard working leader, who despite being provoked by the opposition prior to 2015 general elections, had remained resolute and committed to the unity and stability of the country,” she explained.
Rabah, therefore called on human rights groups to investigate the invasion and intimidation of Dasuki’s residence in the interest of justice and fairness.
She urged the federal government to retrace its steps and work in the interest of Nigerians irrespective of political affiliation.
Her words: “We are in a democracy where justice, equity, freedom of speech and association must be respected. This is not era of dictatorship and persecution of perceived enemies. The SSS should channel their energy towards tackling insecurity in the country and stop dissipating their energy on innocent Nigerians.”
She added that the group would organise a special prayer for God’s intervention on the security situation in the country.

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