We Didn't Arrest Onumah - DSS
The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied the arrest of Nigerian activist Chido Onumah.
It was widely reported that author and journalist Onumah was arrested by the DSS upon his arrival from Europe on Sunday.
However, In a statement made available to Nigeria Info on Monday, the DSS said Onumah was never arrested by the Service adding that he was rather engaged in an interaction during which an act of his, capable of undermining public order and national security was explained to him.
The statement said on his arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Sunday, it was discovered that Onumah wore a T-shirt with the inscription “WE ARE ALL BIAFRANS”.
“With credible intelligence that he might be a subject of mob attack if allowed to go into town in the same cloth, the Service invited him and drew his attention to the implications of his probable (un)intended action”.
“He understood the issues and pledged not to engage in activities that may cause disaffection in Abuja and the country at large”.
The DSS further reaffirmed its avowed commitment to the rule of law and protection of citizens and national critical assets.
It was reported that Onumah had just returned to Nigeria from Spain, where he had obtained a Ph.D. in communication studies.
Onumah is the author of a book titled, ‘We Are All Biafrans.’