The Rivers state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) tried to shoot Governor Nyesom Wike.
Governor Wike had gone to stop the arrest of a Federal High Court judge by operatives of the DSS in the early hours of Saturday, October 8, 2016.
The party also referred to the security agents as rogues, adding that their actions were a reckless aggression towards Rivers state.
The PDP Chairman, Felix Obuah also called on Rivers indigenes to be calm in the face of what he described as unprovoked attack.
Speaking further, Jerry Needam, the spokesman to the PDP Chairman in River state, issued a statement saying “The attempt by security operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and policemen to shoot the State Governor, Chief Barr Nyesom Wike for intervening in the illegal move to abduct a Federal High Court judge serving in the State in the early hours of Saturday, October 8, 2016, is most sacrilegious..
“The unruly behaviour of the overzealous security operatives is the worst of its kind in the history of Nigeria and is a cause for concern.
“Though the target is to find reason to declare a state of emergency in the State, Bro Obuah noted, the President, the National Assembly members, Judicial Officers, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and all relevant authorities and stakeholders should be put on notice on these acts of recklessness against Rivers State as injury to one is injury to all.
“There is no doubt that the Rivers State experience is exceptional and the democratic abuse by security agencies and their political paymasters is aimed at testing the mindset of the people and if left to stand will definitely go round and translate into a national malaise.
“It’s unheard of anywhere in the world where legally constituted authorities like the DSS and the Police will break into the residence of a legitimate federal judicial officer of the status of a judge for the purpose of arrest in the wee hours of the day, citing order from above as their reason.
“This is an act of brigandage and roguery, worse still when a serving governor intervened, same security agents cocked their guns against the State Chief Executive/Security Officer in the presence of the State Police Commissioner and Director of DSS. This, though real, is most unbelievable.”
In Abuja also, the DSS invaded the houses of four Supreme Court Judges, Justices Walter Onnoghen, Sylvester Ngwuta, Adeniyi Ademola and Nnamdi Dimgba.