Discordant tune as NNPP denies complicity in DSS raid
The New Nigeria Peoples Party claims that linking the political platform to the recent raid on a Kano residence where the Department of State Services recovered a gun and other dangerous weapons is premature.
On Thursday, the DSS raided a private property along Airport Road in Kano's Nasarawa Local Government Area.
Daggers, swords, knives, and a gun were among the weapons recovered.
Although the service did not name the building's owner, local sources pointed to the NNPP as using the structure.
The raid has strained relations between the DSS and several politicians, who have accused the service of witch-hunting and harassment.
However, according to a statement issued by DSS spokesperson Peter Afunanya, the allegation of intimidation is false.
Afunanya, who stated that the operation was intelligence-driven, also revealed the DSS's readiness for Saturday's elections.
In response to the raid, the NNPP PCC's Chief Spokesman, Ladipo Johnson, said it would be imprudent for anyone to link the party to the raid when the DSS did not mention their name.
Johnson, enraged, told our correspondent that while they would get to the bottom of the problem, he suspects foul play.
"Let's wait for the DSS to identify the suspect. How can we tell if this isn't a smear campaign against the party on the eve of a crucial election?
"Do you believe the weapons were deliberately placed there? It is conceivable. Nothing has come to my attention. But we'll find out," he promised.
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