- The former minister of information, Labaran Maku, has disclosed that he was invited by the DSS over threats to his life
- The APGA chieftain countered claims that he was invited by the security agency on corruption-related issues; stressing that he would never steal government money
- He further cautioned politicians against engaging in acts that could lead to loss of lives, as 2019 approaches
Labaran Maku, former minister of information and current national secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has explained that he was invited by the Department of State Services (DSS) over threats to his life.
According to The Guardian, the former minister made the disclosure at the party’s secretariat in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital.
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NAIJ.com gathers that Maku debunked reports that he was invited over corruption-related issues.
In his words: “The purpose of the invitation was to caution me over threats to my life, contrary to allegation that the summons was for corruption-related offences.
“The DSS intercepted information that is of interest to my personal security; so they called me to draw my attention to be careful and proactive."
Maku also stressed that he does not take things which do not belong to him; let alone steal form the coffers of the government.
He urged Nigerians to support the good work being done by security agencies even as he lamented that their work was being muddled in political waters.
The APGA chieftain further cautioned politicians against engaging in acts that could lead to loss of lives, as 2019 approaches.
He stated: “As politicians, don’t shed blood for power, your life is just one breath away, your ambition or office is not worth the life of one soul of any citizen. Your business is to protect the lives of people.
“All politicians should not forget that there is a limit to power. The authority of every office must certainly end one day. Even if it does not end, your life will end one day and you would be made to give account of all you did."
Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that the Department of State Security Service, Nasarawa state command, on Wednesday, February 14, summoned Labaran Maku for undisclosed issues.
Maku described his invitation by the DSS as “a good one” and said it had nothing to do with the speculations in the social media that he would be arrested.
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