Richard Ginika Izuora
The Department of State Services (DSS) on Tuesday, May 11, denied reports; that it was supplying arms to armed bandits and terrorists.
The DSS Public Relations Officer, Dr.Peter Afunanya; in a statement also denied that DSS operatives shared ransom proceeds with kidnappers.
Afunanya further threatened to seek legal recourse; following the allegations contained in the publication circulating on social media.
The DSS said the publication alleged that bandits and terrorists had been “receiving arms and ammunition; from operatives of the State Security Service and often split ransom payments received at gunpoint”
The Agency said the report made allusion to the report by German broadcast outfit, Deutsche Welle; which did not in any way refer to the State Security Service as used.
“Your report, as you were made to understand; was unfounded; mischievous; and a calculated effort to bring the Service; and its hardworking personnel to disrepute.
Though you made allusion to the report by German Radio, Deutsche Welle as your source; you agreed that said reportage did not in any way refer to the State Security Service as used in the fake post”, he said.