Popular Nigerian Senator, Ali Ndume has recalled how the Federal Government accused and arrested him for allegedly sponsoring terrorism.
Ndume said the Department of State Services (DSS) failed to properly investigate the case against him before labelling him as Boko Haram sponsor and subjecting him to public ridicule.
The Senator representing Borno South in the National Assembly made the submission during an interview on Channels Television’s Political Paradigm on Monday.
He said that the DSS tracked a phone and uncovered a call made by the spokesman of the insurgents to him, adding that the secret police immediately arrested him.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, said he reported at the DSS office to clear his name and help with the investigation but was surprised that he was accused of sponsoring terrorism.
He said: “If there is evidence that somebody is funding Boko Haram, there is clear evidence after doing your investigation, why don’t you tell Nigerians? Why don’t you prosecute them?.
“Just because they were tracking my phone and they said a spokesman of Boko Haram called me, they went and arrested me. They didn’t even ask me, they didn’t do any intelligence work. The Senate President called me and said the SSS wants you to report that they have some questions.”
Speaking further, Ndume called on the Muhammadu Buhari government to name and arrest sponsors of insurgency and banditry in the country.
He advised the government to reconstruct the North East which has been ravaged by Boko Haram insurgents for over a decade.
Ndume asked the authorities to resettle the victims of terrorism, rebuild the areas destroyed, process and profile insurgents that voluntarily surrender to the military authorities.
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