Thoughts Lead To Appreciation
Where does security end and intimidation commence?
Do security agents actually discern the variance between the two?
The first time I read of the experience of Kallamu Musa-Dikwa at the hands of operatives of the Department Of State Services ~DSS/ SSS, Abuja, I composed a draft article to highlight his case and commend him for refusing to be intimidated.
A few days later, I erased the draft; I was reluctant to have the publication linked to my nasty experience with SSS.
This evening, I again read of the plight of Kallamu and thought silence was no longer an option.
Why was he instructed to rewrite in own handwriting a confession composed by SSS operatives?
What is the legal worth of a document signed under coercion?
Do security agents respect the law they claim to uphold?
Kallamu ought to have declined.
On the other hand, intimidation is a powerful tool of oppression.
Besides, loss of liberty is a reality one desires to avoid.
Still, one who abuses office has no hesitation in depriving the innocent of freedoms.
I do laud Kallamu for rebuffing some of the questions posed by SSS.
Kallamu did well to ask SSS why they did not arrest Muhammadu Buhari over baboon and dogs remark.
Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress ~APC had referred to Nigerians in such derogatory terms.
Naturally, he denies the statement.
Rather than interrogate the author, SSS chose to direct the question to someone who had no connection to the comment.
One supposes that tactic is widely employed by so-called intelligence community to extract a reaction from an individual.
Similar questions relate to attacks on World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001 ~9/11.
SSS should have asked me such questions.
My responses will boil their blood.
This treatise assumes the authenticity of the claims of Kallamu, for my own experience at SSS Sokoto Command.
SSS ordered me to state in writing I had provided all the information voluntarily, though they knew well the information was extorted from me.
A side note:
Since my contacts with SSS operatives at Sokoto Command, I have pondered over what should be a basic issue.
What precisely is the full naming convention of DSS?
1~ Directorate Of State Service
2~ Directorate Of State Services
3~ Directorate Of State Security
4~ Directorate Of Security Service
5~ Directorate Of Security Services
6~ Department Of State Security
7~ Department Of State Service
8~ Department Of State Services