Nigerians on social media reacted to a video report by Sahara Reporters which alleged that the son of the Director General of the Department of State Security (DSS), Yusuf Bichi moved around with DSS Operatives as body guards and also charters private planes on the budget of the security agency.
The video showed Abba Bichi moving around with armed men in dark suits as well as in private planes with friends and cronies. Most of the shots in the videos appeared to have been gathered from social media videos and pictures posted by Abba Bichi himself.
Other shots showed the young Bichi being escorted by DSS officials to watch a local football match while they stood watch.
Reacting to the report, some Nigerians did not see anything wrong with the act. They justified it saying the Abba Bichi supports football development along youths in his home state and moves between Abuja and Kano organising football competitions.
If his son is kidnapped now you people will complain. I follow this boy on IG (an U-17 player for Nigeria) and these times you people see him moving about he is organizing football competitions in both abuja and his state reaching out to the youths, etc.
— YOUR DAD (@LeoKolade) September 27, 2020
Other people expressed the fact that such protection should be at his personal expense and not the public purse.
Well and good, such protection should be at their personal expense and not the expense of the state.
— Zaar (@IAmZaar) September 27, 2020
See other reactions below;
I think we need to begin to include governance and policies in our school curriculum so that some persons will understand how government works. It's simply annoying and more disappointing to read how many Nigerians lack this basic knowledge
— andortan romeo (@akwa2) September 27, 2020
I swear this our Northern brothers sabi how to enjoyment. Meanwhile, our Southern Brothers sabi how to defend them .
— Àgbà Ìjẹ̀ṣà (@omoakin77) September 27, 2020
This allegation is serious and weighty enough as such shouldn't be swept under carpet because of the personality involved. Those who are in position to ask why,@MBuhari,@officialEFCC,@ICPC_PE and @PoliceNG should immediately swing into action to investigate.
— CN.David (@seercndavid) September 27, 2020
This is how Buhari and his gang have turned Nigeria into their private company. They increase taxes, electricity tariffs and fuel prices while their unemployed family members live large. The poor are effectively subsidizing these rich demons.
— 𝕾𝖙𝖊𝖕𝖍𝖊𝖓 𝕺𝖘𝖆𝖟𝖚𝖜𝖆 (@steveosaz) September 27, 2020
Vote wisely in 2023. Make sure you register to vote and vote responsible people into power. Don't follow ethnic, religion and other sentiments. We you do that, Nigeria will change for good.
— E.D Rufus (@rufusdaniel4) September 27, 2020
This life can never be balance. Some of these things are like pecks that comes with the job and is universally practice even tho it can't still be fine tuned. Flying charted Jets is outrageous, a one car escort added to his is fine not a whole convoy
— Bruce George (@MrGeorgBruce) September 28, 2020
It’s normal to protect such a young man abeg…d son has almost equal threat level as do d dad. Moreso, na super star footballer for Europe ooo
— AKWAMIOH Christopher (@AkwamiohC) September 27, 2020