A non-governmental organisation, United Action Against Corruption and Injustice International (UAACAII), has commended the determination of the new director general of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Matthew Seiyefa, to review the complaints of human rights abuse and illegal detention under their purview.
While charging the DSS to remain determined in working within its core mandate and rule of law and in consonance with global best practices, it said the department should look into the continued detention of former National Security Adviser (NSA) Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) who is said to have fulfilled all his bail condition as well as the case of the leader of Islamic Movement In Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
LEADERSHIP recalls that the DSS DG had while giving a maiden press conference last Thursday, promised to review all issues that brought about unhelpful perception of the service in recent times.
Coordinator of UAACAII in the Northern Zone, Jamil Bala Muhammad, said, “We commend the New Director General of the Department of State Services, Mr. Matthew Seiyefa for indicating his commitment to promote and protect national interest and review all the complaints of human rights abuse and illegal detention in order to gain public trust in the agency.
“We believe that many Nigerians have confidence in the service and it is not too late to do what is right, just and equitable, especially to the most talked about cases of complaints that have to do with human rights.
“To cite example of some of these complaints in many quarters is the continued detention of Colonel Sambo Dasuki who is said to have fulfilled all his bail conditions as well as the case of Mal. Ibrahim Zakzaky.
“While believing in the determination of the new DSS boss to review the complaints of human rights abuse and illegal detentions, other stakeholders should as a matter of national interest positively give all maximum cooperation to the service.”
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