Monday, 5 October 2015

PDP - Failure of the (DSS) made boko haram to succed :Abuja bombings

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday said the last Friday bombing of Kuje and Nyanyan, two satellite towns of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), by suspected members of Boko Haram  could be ascribed to the failure of the Department of State Services (DSS) in doing its statutory job of intelligence gathering.

The party, in making the claim, said further that the nation’s secret police had lost its vibrancy because it had been heavily politicised under the present administration.

Prince Uche Secondus, Acting National Chairman of the PDP, in a press statement he personally signed, urged that the government should also not throw away the possibility of sabotage within the security circles for the unexpected suicide attack which has left about 20 persons dead.

Secondus noted with regret what he described as “the resurgence of terrorism and renewed attacks” on the FCT.

He stated: “That the Abuja coordinated attacks came just as the nation was already celebrating the success of our security forces in their efforts to rout terrorists, indicates either a fact of dereliction of duty or sabotage against the anti-terrorism fight.

“Whereas we have remained steadfast in our commitment to support each and every policy adopted by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari aimed at ending terrorism, especially knowing the importance of secured environment in achieving peaceful co-existence, an imperative for development.

“And whereas we are aware that a bomb is an ill-wind that blows no good to anybody in the community, scaring away potential investors, we are therefore duty bound to draw attention to certain grave factors, possibly leading to the unfortunate resurgence, which, if unchecked could worsen the ugly situation.

“Our checks reveal that poor intelligence gathering by the Department of. State Services (DSS) and other relevant intelligence group is largely, if not directly responsible for the resurgence of terrorists, who have earlier been pushed to the precipices in the Sambisa forest in Borno state, to the extent that they have slipped back into other cities, including the nation’s capital.” he said.

The PDP Acting National Chairman specifically blamed the blast on the Director General of the DSS, Lawal Daura, whom he said had not provided good leadership for the organisation.

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