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Today saw canal brutality in the commercial city of Port Harcourt, Rivers State as agents of the State Security Service [DSS] in the company of other security operatives attached to the Niger Delta Development Commission [NDDC] top boss, Dan Bassey Abia beat up some physically challenged persons who were staging a peaceful protest at the exit of the Hotel Presidential.


the incident occurred as the NDDC boss attended a get together meeting of stake holders’ forum.  While at the meeting the NDDC top boss was not at ease with the protest staged at the entrance to the venue of the meeting. He ordered for his security men to ‘deal’ with the protesting handicapped person. The security agents along with other security agents violently descended on the handicapped persons that number ten.  They were then stripped naked by DSS agents.

They handicapped persons were protesting against repeated letters written to the NDDC boss regarding an upcoming event –  The International Day of Physically Challenged People. There protest was aide at drawing the against of the NDDC boss to the numerous letters addressed to him that were never responded. They wanted the assistance of the NDDC boss against the special day.

According to an eyewitness, the protesters were beaten up after they refused to pave the way for the NDDC convoy. They had insisted they wanted direct contact with the boss to him in person.

A Port Harcourt based journalist, Precious Ahiakwo of STV Rhythm 93.7 who was present at the scene of the incident was harassed and her phone seized by the DSS officials – who recognized her as a journalist. Her phones were seized for fear that she recorded the ugly scene.

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4 Comments to: NDDC Boss Directs DSS Agents To Beat Up Handicapped Persons In Rivers State

  1. Dr Sogbesan

    December 2nd, 2015

    It is evident that the so-called NDDC boss needs to get ample training about human rights in Nigeria. Why can’t these handicapped citizens voice their opinion? I will never forget Fela’s song about the zombies. Those armed officers actually obeyed the ignorant boss and beat those law abiding people. Shame on them.

  2. Essien Ndueso

    December 1st, 2015

    247ureports@gmail.com, it is not today we know that many people are on the move to blackmail the NDDC BOSS out a office. Which DSSDID he order to beat up handicapped and there is no video or still photos?

    • Staprey

      December 2nd, 2015

      Buhari is too slow!

      Why is he keeping appointees of the PDP? What will Dan Abia still be doing at NNDC 7months after a change of government if not because Buhari is slow?

    • Ub

      December 3rd, 2015

      @ Ndueso Essien: My thought exactly. In this age where men and women are looking for what to post on social medias, is 247ureports telling us that no one had their phones with them to take pictures of the event. I don’t support Dan Abia but trying to tarnish the image of someone with false report is totally uncalled for; this is why there is need for the speedy passage of the latest bill by the senate in regards to false reporting.