• August 26, 2019

DSS: Are we back to Idi-Amin’s Uganda? By Louis Odion, FNGE

Late Life President, Dr. Idi Amin of Uganda, the man who used his State Research Bureau to chase and kill opponents unlawfully

Even when the dust raised over its
recent attempted midnight arrest of the Omega Fire Ministry Pastor, Johnson Suleiman, is yet to
settle, the Department of State Security plumbed into fresh infamy last week in
Calabar, Cross Rivers State.
According to media reports, DSS
operatives swooped on the Federal Government Girls College and unleashed a
reign of terror in “retaliation” of alleged caning of some errant
students.

 A Civic Education teacher named Mr. Owai Owai had thought it was within
his powers to give two strokes of the cane on the palms of a group of SSS 3
students who had reportedly abused a junior student by forcing her to sweep
their class during lecture hours against the school’s regulation.

Front of the Administrative block of FGGC before the DSS drama


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One of them would have none of that.
She allegedly grabbed the old teacher by the collar there and then, protesting
her flogging. Outraged, the teacher whipped her some more.

The DSS Parent messed up the school for a daughter that has brought her more shame than glory

With her ego now obviously wounded,
she reportedly told off the teacher before her classmates that hell would soon
be loosed on the school for the indignity she just suffered. Then, she stormed
out.

Mr. Lawal Daura….the Big Boss at DSS, will he say something now or keep silence forever over this menace of Calabar?

She knew her power and privileges as
the daughter of a DSS hierarchy in town.
True to her threat, truckloads of
DSS operatives soon descended on the school and Mr. Owai was beaten to pulp. His colleagues tried to rally in
solidarity while the beating lasted. So, the DSS goons decided to spread the
terror all over the school. Everyone in sight was brutalized, amid firing of
volleys of  bullet from their weapons of
mass destruction.

Protest by Teachers and Students of FGGC Calabar over DSS’s unruly behavior

So traumatized were the teachers and
students, so extensive was the damage to school property that classes did not
hold the following day. 
Strangely, according to Punch on
Tuesday, officialdom has been doing every thing in its power to sweep the
matter under the carpet. A public-spirited lawyer, Baba Isa,
who offered to take up the matter pro bono, was said to be under pressure to
“hands off”.

A Peaceful Learning Session in the school

Further twisting a knife in the fresh
wound, Isa was also allegedly
brutalized by unidentified security agents for the temerity to accept a brief
against, it would seem, the “untouchable”.
Seeking justice, a group of teachers
from the school later staged a protest to the State House of Assembly urging
the lawmakers to lend their voices to their cry.
Curiously, at this writing, the DSS
shamelessly continued to maintain a studied silence on this grave matter.

The Author, Louis Odion wonders what sort of shameful silence pervades the DSS hierarchy since the undemocratic accident took place in Calabar

If the Cross Rivers branch of DSS is ashamed to own up, the headquarters
in Abuja should know that this
atrocity cannot be wished away. Not even under the despotic days of Sani Abacha did we witness something
this barbaric. The closest would be under lunatic Field Marshall Idi-Amin of Uganda in the 70s.

Life President Dr. Idi Amin….His Special Research Bureau did worst things in his time as Ugandan President


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But we hardly see this service ruthlessness,
this James Bond stunt, on display
against killer gangs of herdsmen dragging a razor on the thread of national
unity.
In summary, anything short of
bringing all the bad eggs to book is unacceptable. 
The Day Guns played drama  inside  an Institution of learning by adults grown enough to know 
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