Northern group raises concern over DSS continued defiance of court orders


The Concerned Northern Forum, has advised President Tinubu to overhaul the Department of State Services (DSS) for effective delivery of its constitutional role in Nigeria.

The forum also called for the sack of Bichi over the failure of adequate intelligence reports to other security agencies to curb insecurity in the country.

The Chairman, Board of Trustee, Concerned Northern forum, Mohammed Danlami, in a statement in Kaduna on Wednesday, said the forum notes with dismay, the growing concern over what they referred to as defiance of a court order by the Department of State Services.

“We are genuinely worried and concerned that a security agency as crucial and central to our nation’s security and safety is refusing to listen to the court orders. The ideal situation is to find that the DSS is a friend to the court and are to work hand in hand to maintain law and order, but the contrary is what is obtained in this case.”

The chairman lamented that the country has a leadership of the service that has refused to obey court orders, stressing that it has continued to keep people in detention even when the court judgement says otherwise.


The forum cited the cases of Nnamdi Kanu, Godwin Emefiele, Abdulrasheed Bawa, Aminu Yaro Dogara and others, describing the situation as a direct defiance to the court and must not continue or be tolerated.

It said the DSS has failed to provide synergy between security agencies, resulting in the security situation in the country.

The group regretted that the poor supply of intelligence has led to the failure of taming the various security challenges the country is bedevilled with.

It maintained that the DSS is supposed to be top on the chain of intelligence supply but has lost its credibility and value under the leadership of Bichi.

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