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Published On: Tue, Dec 2nd, 2014

Terrorism: Stop harassing innocent Nigerians, Wamakko tells security operatives

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Why Wamakko, others will remain in APCBy Lawrence Olaoye

Sokoto state governor, Alhaji Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, has charged security operatives in the country to stop harassing innocent Nigerians in the course of tackling terrorism, but to be professional in their conducts.

The Sokoto state governor made this charge in Abuja yesterday during a brief chat with newsmen as he reiterated disgust to a recent harassment which he said he got from the National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki, over his comment on plans to remove the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal.

The governor had alleged a few days ago that he was being threatened by Dasuki over his comments against the police invasion of the National Assembly in Abuja.

Wamakko said no Nigerian has the right to threaten his fellow citizen, the constitution of Nigeria having guaranteed the freedom of speech for everybody

He said as the governor of a state, he has every right to speak on any issue, most especially those anchored on National Interest.

According to him, he would not be bothered by such threat from any quarter.

He reiterated that the action by the police on the National Assembly incident was the highest level of impunity, which he stressed, was capable of tarnishing the image and integrity of Nigeria before the international community.

Wamakko noted that in a normal society, both the National Security Adviser and the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba would resign their appointments because they have failed Nigerians.

The governor said the police by their constitutional role ought to protect democracy rather than being seen to be sabotaging it.

He said, “I had an interview with a foreign medium during which I voiced my opinion, and shortly afterwards, I received a text message from Col Sambo Dasuki stating, ’till I hear from him’.

“But let me assure you that nothing would happen; it is just an empty threat. We are not afraid of anybody because we have Allah by our side and with him we are assured of Allah protection,” he stressed.

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