The presidency has backed the Department of the State Security Service, SSS, on the invitation of a former Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Deputy Governor, Obadiah Mailafia.
Recall that Mr Mailafia had recently made some comments, alleging that a governor from one of the northern states is a Boko Haram commander.
Speaking during a Channels TV program, Politics Today, Garba Shehu, a Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, said the SSS took the right decision.
According to Mr Shehu, it is normal for the SSS to invite people for questioning, adding that Nigeria is not Mali.
“This is Nigeria; this is not Mali … Is this the first time the Department of State Service is inviting people for questioning?” he asked.
“When somebody claiming to be a responsible citizen makes such a claim as Obadiah Mailafia did, saying that a governor is a commander for Boko Haram and he shouldn’t be asked questions, so what kind of society do we want?” Mr Shehu queried.
He added that Nigerians obey the laws while abroad, but come back home to find adhering to the rule of law difficult.
“We are living in a country of people who will go to the UK and America and obey all the laws and in our country, when there is enforcement, they start crying… so, what is political about it?” he said.