President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to remove the Director General of Directorate of State Security (DSS), Ismaila Gwazo from office immediately.
The Human Rights, Liberty Access, and Peace Defenders’ Foundation (HURIDE), which made the call in Enugu State, in a press statement insisted that the sacking of the DSS boss has become imperative in view of his anti-democratic actions which is inimical to the rule of law.
In the statement signed by Dede Uzor A.Uzor, chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT), HURIDE, the group said ” in view of the glaring instances of human rights violations and other abuses by DSS DG and his men, we call for his immediate removal”.
“Since his inception as the DG of DSS, Gwazo’s disposition and activities have shown that words like democracy and rule of law are not in his dictionary. He has continued to be a threat to democracy” said the group.
HURIDE said DSS under Gwazo is known for flouting Court orders as in the case of former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, Elza-Zaky and now Sowore who was granted bail but was rearrested in a gestapo style in an open Court after chasing out the Judge.
The rights group described DSS DG as a threat to democracy and rule of law and therefore should be flushed out. “He is an agent of despotism, tyranny and autocracy. He has bastardized and relegated our democracy to its abysmal level.
The international community is making a mockery of Nigeria because of the attitude of one man” said the group.
Buhari, they said, should as a matter of utmost immediacy and urgency do away with this man to show that he was not behind his abuse of the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Judiciary, Dede Uzor advised.