Breaking: DSS summons ex-information minister, Labaran Maku, withholds reason

Breaking: DSS summons ex-information minister, Labaran Maku, withholds reason

- The Department of State Security Service (DSS), Nasarawa state command has invited the national secretary of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Labaran Maku, for reasons yet unknown

- Maku said his invitation by the DSSS has nothing to do with claims on social media that he would be arrested

- He urged politicians to desist from violence in the name of 2019 elections

The Department of State Security Service (DSS), Nasarawa state command, on Wednesday, February 14, summoned the national secretary of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Labaran Maku, for undisclosed issues.

Maku, who described his invitation by the DSS as “a good one” which, he said, has nothing to do with the speculations in the social media that he would be arrested, called on politicians to desist from shedding the blood of innocent Nigerians on account of the forthcoming 2019 general elections, The Punch reports.

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The National Secretary of APGA made the call in Lafia, shortly after he was quizzed for undisclosed issues for about an hour by the Nasarawa state command of DSS.

Maku, who was a former minister of information, urged politicians to join hands and bring peace and development to their communities instead of promoting violence and bloodshed.

According to him, as politicians, they could disagree on issues, but that does not mean that they are enemies, adding that disagreement is an important attribute of a democratic system.

However, he affirmed that disagreement by politicians should be geared towards making the society better and not to destroy it.

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“I was a commissioner, deputy governor in Nasarawa State and minister at the Federal level, but today, I am not longer in position, but I can still move around freely because I served the country very well and refused to be corrupt.

“So, leaders should understand that the authority and privilege of every public office would surely end one day, whether we like it or

not.”

He decried the massive relocation of Tiv people from Nasarawa state due to herdsmen attacks and called on the state government to live up to its responsibilities of securing lives and property.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that Labaran Maku, Nigeria’s former minister of information had vehemently denied knowing the pro-Biafran group, Biafra Zionist Federation, and turned down its ministerial offer.

According to reports, Maku had been named as aviation minister by the group for its self-declared Republic of Biafra.

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