Sim controversy: Hanan Buhari reacts to arrest of businessman

Nigeria – (warsoor) – Hanan Buhari, the daughter of the current Nigerian president has denied ordering the State Security Service (SSS) to detain a businessman, Anthony Okolie, for 10 weeks over the use of a sim card previously used by her.

Okolie had instituted a human rights abuse allegations levelled against Hanan over his detention by the secret service, Premium Times reports.

Hanan Buhari says she is being accused of an allegation she knows nothing about

But the president’s daughter on Friday, February 21, through her lawyer, Sheriff, in a counter-affidavit claimed not to be aware that any arrest was made by the SSS.

Hanan, however, admitted that the sim card which caused the dispute was once used by her.

“I have never complained to the State Security Service or any law enforcement agency in Nigeria or outside the country to make arrest of anyone,” she said.

She says she is being accused of an allegation she knows nothing about.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari, has said the partial closure of Nigeria’s land borders were done to tighten national security.

President Buhari made this revelation on Friday, February 21, during a meeting with President Roch Marc Christian Kabore of Burkina Faso at Presidential Villa, Abuja.

At the meeting, the Nigerian leader stated that resolutions on the issue can only be reached by a tripartite committee made up of Nigeria, Benin and Niger Republic.

In another report, about 18 participants have graduated from a four weeks training organised by the Defence Space Administration (DSA) Abuja in conjunction with the African Regional Institute for Geospatial Information Science and Technology (AFRIGIST).

The participants who are military officers and civilians carefully selected by the DSA, embarked on the course which focused on image and terrain analysis as well as defence mapping.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony on Friday, February 21, the Chief of Defence Space Administration, Major-General EG Whyte, represented by the director of procurement, Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo said the training is in line with the mandate of the DSA.

His words: “We are building capacity for space-based satellite capacity with a view to improving our operational efficiency with the emerging security challenges in the country.

“They’ve been exposed to the practice of what they were taught by AFRIGIST which was the resource institute for the programme.”

On his part, the director of earth observation in the DSA, Air Vice Marshal Emmanuel Chukwu stated that troops at the front-line fighting insurgency need intelligence to succeed.

Source: Legit

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