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Buhari Behind DSS’s Arrest Of Rivers, A’Ibom RECs — IYC

Posted: Aug 5, 2015 at 4:55 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

 

By Igoniko Oduma, Yenagoa

 

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, said that President Muhammadu Buhari was determined to deal with eminent public officeholders of Niger Delta extraction, especially persons believed to be close to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The IYC in a statement by its spokesman, Eric Omare, alleged that the arrest and detention of the Resident Electoral Commissioners for Rivers and Akwa Ibom states, Gesila Khan, and Austin Okojie, by the Department of State Services (DSS), was part of Buhari’s script to achieve his plot against the region.

“This is a continuation of President Buhari administration’s resolve to persecute Niger Deltans and especially those perceived to be close to former President Goodluck Jonathan”, it said.

The apex Ijaw youth body condemned the arrest of Khan and Okojie, stressing that since July 14, 2015, the DSS had arrested and detained  Khan from Bayelsa State twice and subjected her to continuous harassment “on the orders of President Buhari over the conduct of the general elections in Rivers State”.

“At the time of issuing this statement, she has been invited again to appear before the DSS today, Wednesday, 5/8/2015.

“The DSS has no cogent and justifiable reason for the arrest, detention and continuous harassment of Mrs. Khan.

“As a result of the arrest, detention and continuous harassment, Mrs. Khan’s health is failing. In most cases, she is now moving between the hospital and the DSS office”, IYC said.