BY VICTOR BUORO, ABUJA – The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has described Tuesday siege on the National Assembly by agents of the Deparment of State Services as primitive, reckless and a clear sabotage of the nation’s democratic process.
The NUJ noted that the major factor heating up the political atmosphere in the country is the excessive quest for power and who gets what by our politicians, instead of working assiduously to ameliorate the sufferings of the masses who voted them into office and warned that the practice must abate immediately.
In a statement by the National Secretary of the NUJ, Mallam Shuaibu Usman Leman, the journalist body expressed strong disapproval for the unwarranted and unjustified action by some unscrupulous politicians using the agents of the DSS.
Leman further said; “While we commend the swift reaction of the Acting President in sacking the Director General of the Department of State Security, Alhaji Lawal Daura, we however believe more needs to be done and quickly too, in fishing out all those involved in that dastardly act and punishing them accordingly.”
The NUJ also said that it is long overdue for our leadership to overhaul the security architecture of the country to make it work in tandem with the principles of democracy and social equality.