A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has defended the Director General of the Department of State Secret Service, Mallam Yusuf Bichi, over an allegation by one Jackson Ude, on a recent operation of the DSS.
Reacting to the allegations by Ude, Fani-kayode hailed the DSS DG Bichi, over his role in protecting Nigeria’s democracy, especially during the last administration of ex-President Muhammadu Buhari.
The former visitation Minister in a tweet, described the secret police boss as “A hard-working and decent man, and a dedicated servant of the Nigerian state.”
He however challenged Ude to prove all allegations against Bichi in a competent court and before Nigerians, guaranteeing his safety, while doing so.
He wrote, “The allegations that were made by @jacksonpbnagainst the DG @OfficialDSSNG, Yusuf Magaji Bichi, are FALSE.
“I challenge him to come to Nigeria and go to the courts to prove all he has said against a hard-working & decent man and a dedicated servant of the Nigerian state.
“If he chooses to come, once on Nigerian soil, I will personally guarantee his safety.
“Permit me to add the following. Had it not been for Bichi and his DSS, Boko Haram and ISWAP would have taken Abuja years ago and democracy may well have been brought to an end by mutinous soldiers during the tenure of
“He, in collaboration with the leadership of the other intelligence agencies and the military of those days, exposed and thwarted many coup attempts and ensured that the Islamist terrorists were repelled and contained.
“For this, his laudable efforts in the fight against corruption and so much more we should commend him rather than vilify him.
According to Fani-Kayode who cautioned Ude, Bichi doesn’t play politics but is committed to the Nigerian state
“I urge my brother @jacksonpbn to sheath his sword and view this matter from the prism of patriotism rather than partisan politics.”
“Anyone who knows him well will tell you that Bichi is not a politician and neither does he play politics.
“He is a total and complete professional and a deeply religious man who is completely committed to democracy and the stability of the Nigerian state.”
“I am proud to say that there are some institutions and individuals that are still worth defending in Nigeria. Bichi and the DSS are among them,” he claimed.