DSS Arrests Scandinavian Group Leaders for Plans to Issue Dismissal Notices
The President, Board of Trustees (BoT), Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), Nastura Ashir Sharif and the national coordinator of the group, Balarabe Rufai, were arrested by agents of the Department of Public Services.
It was alleged that the leaders of the KKE were planning to hold a press conference to discuss how to issue notices of renunciation of certain ethnicities in the north.
Coalition spokesman Abdul-Aziz Suleiman and director Aminu Adams told reporters that the duo was detained on the street by the NAF club in Kaduna, where a failed press conference on the country’s “security challenges” was held.
A statement released Friday by the coalition said: “We are still working to establish contact with them or track where they were delivered. Both of their phone lines have been unavailable for the past two hours.
“This may not be news for the KKE’s planned press briefing at the NAF Club, Kaduna, which security officials have refused to allow.
“Today the director of Kaduna DSS called us and tried to threaten not to conduct a briefing. We maintained our position and insisted on our right to freedom of association and expression.
“A few minutes later, we got a call from the NAF club and said that they were ordered from above to refuse to use the premises.
“Then we went to tell the reporters that they had already gathered at the development site and asked them to disperse as the briefing was suspended.
“When we exited the NAF club and were driving along the road adjacent to Naggo, a hooded Peugeot car blocked the lead car, which was carrying two officials, and ordered them to get into the Peugeot, and they took off at full speed.
“The reporters had to wait in a new hideout around Katsina Road, in an isolated building. When they were there, they were told that the organizers of the press conference had been captured by suspected security personnel. ”
Adams said the two must have been to Abuja, as they could not be found at the Kaduna police headquarters and other places they visited in search of the arrested leaders.
The unsuccessful actions of the northern factions may have been influenced by the recent campaign against the Fulani pastors, who were charged with many murders and kidnappings in the south.
For example, Ondo State Governor Rotimi Aqueredolu recently gave his state’s shepherds seven days to leave state forest reserves because of criminal activity allegedly committed there by people disguised as Fulani shepherds.
An agitator from the Republic of Oduduwa, Sunday Adeyemo, commonly known as Sunday Igboho, also gave the Fulani shepherds seven days to leave the Ibarapa area in Oyo State.
This week, some young people from Edo State also gave Fulani youths 14 days to leave the state, stating that their “people can no longer travel” for fear of being killed or kidnapped by Fulani’s kidnappers.
Source: – Sahara Reporter.