Apo Killing: Youth Assembly Asks FG To Sack SSS Spokesperson Or Face Massive Protest

MARILYN OGAR
MARILYN OGAR

The Federal Government has been asked to relieve Ms Marilyn Ogar, a Deputy Direcor in the Public Relations Department of the Department of Security Services (DSS) of her job or face an unusual public protest by the Nigerian Youths Assembly (NYA) next week.

The demand was one of four others tabled by the group as a panacea for peace.

National Chairman of the Assembly, Comrade Nurudeen Mustapha, who spoke with reporters in Abuja on Friday, said that Ogar goofed in her first statement to the world concerning the shooting in Apo, Abuja, that saw seven persons dead, with more dying later in the hospital while several lay injured with bullet wounds.

He said that such unprofessional error reeked of a feeling of compromise on the part of the SSS spokesperson.

Mustapha hinted that the decision to shelve the planned protest for next week Wednesday followed the acceptance of these conditions at a meeting with Representatives of the Federal Government from the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA.

He said: “these are the conditions that we have set for the government to fulfill so that the Nigerian Youths will not go to the street come next week.

“Marilyn Ogar must be sacked. We believe that her stand on the issue was compromised because immediately after the incident she said these people were Boko Haram members. The first thing she would have done was to investigate the issue. She defended those people that perpetrated the act. With that she has taken sides.

“At the same time,we want the family of the deceased to be compensated adequately and we want the government to provide the bodies of all the squatters be it dead or alive.

“There must be an Independent probe panel consisting of the National Human Rights Commission and Human Rights Activists that would ensure that the perpetrators of Apo Massacre are exposed and punished.”

“They must ensure that those that perpetrated the act are punished according to the law and there should not be any sacred cows. All that are involved be it the security agents and the owner of the building must be punished.

“We want them to ensure adequate protection of lives and property of all Nigerians and we do not want any harassment whatsoever from any security agents towards Nigerians which has been the daily tradition amongst security agents who exploit Nigerians. We want it to stop immediately and security must not be politicized henceforth.

According to Mustapha, failure to heed the group’s demands will lead to a massive protest by over One Million Nigerian Youth to the National Assembly in Abuja next week.

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