LeadersNG can exclusively report that A 28-year-old undergraduate, Nura Iliyasu Who had mounted a telecommunication mast to protest the maladministration of President Muhammadu Buhari is under pressure by the Department of State Services (DSS) to name the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki as his sponsor.
Mr. Iliyasu who called on all the opposition political parties to unite and produce a formidable candidate that will take over the leadership of the country and salvage the economy from President Muhammadu Buhari was reportedly arrested by the Nigerian Secret Police after getting down from the mast.
An inside source within the DSS told LeadersNG correspondent in the Nation’s Capital that Mr Nura is being pressured to name the Senator Bukola Saraki as his sponsor.
“Mr Nura’s action is politically motivated and the agency’s investigation revealed that the undergraduate student was paid by an Abuja based politician who is close to the Senate President to ridicule the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari”.
You would recall that two armed robbers arrested in connection with the high-casualty attack on banks in Offa, kwara State, in April, had implicated Senate President Bukola Saraki in their confessional statements to the Nigerian.
It was alleged that they were being sponsored with firearms, money and operational vehicles by the Senate President and Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State.
Meanwhile, Mr Nura Iliyasu while answering questions from Journalists said his one-man protest was against national indirection, pervasive hunger and starvation, un-godly generic poverty, youth redundancy and hopelessness, schizophrenic governance, souring foreign-exchange, high commodity prices; dysfunctional refineries and textile industries, elites medical tourism abroad, continued kidnappings and other negativities too numerous to mention.”
NAN reports that placards with different inscriptions were seen along the AYA road and at the foot of the mast, which read: `Another hope betrayed battered, mutilated with collapsed economy.
Others include, ‘inflation and hunger is killing Nigerians’, ‘unemployment continues unabated’, and ‘Nigeria is on the precipice of collapse’ among others.
Mr Lliyasu said he would remain on the mast for the next seven days, adding that he was ready to sacrifice his life for the progress of the country.
“I am on hunger strike to protest and register my grievances on the condition of the country; I will remain here for the next seven days and I do not mind if I die here.
“If my dying on this mast will change the economy of this country, then I choose to die for others to live a good life.
“I have not eaten for days and also other Nigerians, if I die on this mast I am not worried, no roads in the states only in the city of Abuja you can see good roads.
‘’The doctors have said that a man can survive only on water without food for some days, I believe I can and if I cannot I will die.”
Mr Lliyasu said there was nothing working in the country, adding that the education, health system, infrastructure are all in bad shape.
LeadersNG further learned that the agency is also investigating Mr. Iliyasu’s medical records to ascertain his psychological condition.
“A psychiatrist has been contacted to test mr. Iliyasu to know if his action was out of patriotism or mental disorder, a DSS official told LeadersNG”.
A close relative of Mr. Iliyasu LeadersNG spoke with says, Iliyasu is mentally stable and do not have any history of mental disorder.
“Our brother is very okay! He is realist and has always been very vocal against the President even before he climbed the mast. He is very passionate about Nigeria”.