#RevolutionNow: CSOs back DSS on Sowore’s detention
The Conference of Harmonized Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) threw their weight behind Department of State Security Services (DSS) on the detention of Mr Omoyele Sowore for convening the revolutionnow protest.
The CSOs at a rally in Abuja admonished the Department of State Security Services (DSS) to remain focus in its stand in defending the nation’s sovereignty. While commending the Department of State Security Services (DSS) on the detention of Saharareporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore.
Addressing the press on behalf of the 17 CSOs at the Unity Fountain, venue of the rally, the Convener, Save The State Movement (SSM), Comrade Solomon Semaka alleged that many notable persons criticising the department of state security under the guise of human rights abuses, over what it described as the most legitimate, legal and proactive approach in recent times in defence of the country were sponsored by enemies of the state.
“The security agencies, particularly the department of state security have over the last five decades, dedicated to the protection of individuals, institutions, and the institution of state as one indivisible entity.
“The sovereignty of this nation has been zealously guarded by the department of state security in full complement of other sister agencies.
“This is the basis for our support to the organisation today because as representatives of the masses, our interest is protected by the activities of the department of state security and they must be commended. Nevertheless, our duty as society watch dogs remain sacrosanct as can be reflected in previous instances where we held the agency and other security agencies to account for their actions.
“We are proud to have overcome compromise. Today we are all united in solidarity only by the cord of national security which is under threat of few individuals.
“Ladies and gentlemen, recall that in the last couple of weeks, a lot of unpatriotic characters have been sponsored by unpatriotic elements in the country to cast spurious allegations against the department of state security, over what described as the most legitimate, legal and proactive approach in recent times in defence of the country.
“One of such instances includes the arrest, detention, and prosecution of certain individuals who have put it on record for several times of their determination and resolve to overthrow a lawfully constituted government using force and other terror-related antics.
“My dear compatriots, this is the highest level of treasonable felony and it behoves on us as Nigerians to rise in defence of our national unity and security once and for all.
“Those, who in the aftermath of the glaring consequences of such unpardonable offence, whom because of personal interest, are playing the fundamental human rights and political cards need to be educated and this is the basis of this rally; to enlighten Nigerians on the implications of allowing the legal and media blackmail utilised by paid counsels and social media influencers to hoodwink Nigerians.”