Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, believes the arrest of judges by security operatives is a threat to democracy.

Gowon made this known while speaking with journalist in Abuja ahead of the 20th anniversary of Nigeria Prayer, a movement for the country, scheduled for October 15 at the National Christian Centre.

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He advised the government to give directives to security operatives not to go outside the laws of the land.

The former Nigerian leader said, “It is a serious thing that judges could be arrested. By law, you cannot just arrest anybody just like that.

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”There should have been a proper way of doing it.

“Honestly, it is a serious thing. And I hope that the government would give directives to the operatives not to go outside the precepts and the law.

”If the situation is mishandled, it can be a threat to democracy.

“But you can really do something to make sure that it does not do further harm than it has done so far.”