DSS arrests PDP campaign media director over inciting violence speech

Mr. Ben Bako, the People Democratic Party, media director campaign organization has been arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) for a hate speech and inciting violence in a campaign rally at Kafancha, Kaduna state.

Bako, who is the former Kaduna state commissioner of information, was caught in a video telling a crowd who gathered in PDP campaign rally to deal with whoever that votes against PDP.

Some members of the opposition have since criticized the action of the DSS describing it as state attempt to frustrate the opposition voice.

Mr. Abraham Catoh, the Kaduna state PDP spokesperson told TheCable, a Nigerian online newspaper that Bako was detained on Sunday morning when he honoured the DSS invitation.

He said Bako was taken to Abuja after he was grilled for two hours in Kaduna.

Catoh said his party will address the press over the development.

Worse still, members of the ruling All Progressives Congress have made lots of inciting statements and were not arrested by the state police.

Mr. Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria Vice-President angry with Bako statement described it as an act of terrorism and assured that the state will not allow such unguided utterances.

WEST AFRICA REPORTERS (WAR) could not immediately reach Mr. Peter Afunnaya, the DSS spokesman.


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