A former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), said he has no grudge against President Muhammadu Buhari despite his detention for four years over alleged involvement in arms procurement scam.
Dasuki, who was the country’s NSA until May 2015, was detained for more than four years by Buhari’s government over allegations of illegal possession of arms and misappropriation of $68 million arms fund.
After denying any wrongdoing, Dansuki was granted bail twice by the Federal High Court, Abuja, and on those periods the government refused him to release him, fuelling rumours that Buhari was using security agencies to settle old scores with Dansuki.
Speaking with the Hausa Service of Voice of America on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, Dansuki who insisted he has no personal grudge against Buhari, said his travails in the last four years was ‘ordained by God’.
“I have no feud with anybody. I am more than that. I can’t engage in a feud with anyone. There is nothing really to say to the government. Everything that happens to an individual is from God. It is only God’s will that will prevail.
“It is ignorance or lack of faith that pushes some to think that certain individuals are behind their predicaments. Everything is ordained by God. Like you said, I was detained for four years and I am out today. Only God knows tomorrow. The only thing is that there must be fairness.
“Whoever goes to the Mosque on Friday must surely have heard the Imam always preach for fairness and honesty. There is a reason for that. Everyone should listen to it.”
The ex-NSA also thanked Nigerians who prayed for his release while in detention.
“There are no words enough to show appreciation to all the prayers offered by Nigerians. All we can do is to thank them and pray to God to reward them abundantly,” he added.
KanyiDaily had reported that Dasuki and the convener of the #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, were released on Tuesday after the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami ordered the DSS to release the duo from custody.