Sunday, September 19, 2021

Stop impersonating us for illegal operations, SSS warns police, EFCC, others

Must read

Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
- Advertisement -

By Mustapha Usman

The State Security Services, SSS, has warned “impostors including some security agencies” who have continually engaged in illegal security operations, allegedly in the name of the service, in parts of the country.

A statement by the service spokesman, Tony Opuiyo, said the SSS noted “with dismay and total condemnation” the activities of the “impostors” and security agencies.

“These impersonators, in some instances, try to mimic the Service’s operational tactics by using its symbols and paraphernalia especially operational dress codes.

READ ALSO:   Vice chancellor, principal officers docked for N800 million fraud

“The aim, according to information available to the Service, is to accord semblance of legitimacy to their operations and as well leave impressions that the DSS was, in fact, involved.

READ ALSO:   NNPC, Shell, Chevron agree to boost FG revenue, oil reserves

“An instance was the recent search which the DSS was falsely accused to have carried out at the Kaduna residence of the former Vice President, His Excellency, Namadi Sambo.

“Another was the one executed at No.165, Ademola Adetokunbo, Wuse II, Abuja, belonging to Sahara Energy Company.

“Consequently, the public is hereby alerted to be wary of these ugly trends and also informed that not all operatives in black uniforms are personnel of the DSS. The Service is indeed not sparing any efforts to ensure that this is brought to a complete stop.

“In line with its standard operational procedures, the Service will, in the spirit of public accountability, always inform stakeholders of its activities on the basis of need-to-know principle.

READ ALSO:   Gov Badaru approves N216m for sanitation, hygiene programme
READ ALSO:   We're working to unify force ahead of 2023 – PDP governors

“Persons and groups, with useful information about suspected illegal operations in any part of the country, are encouraged to avail same to the Service for prompt action,” Mr Opuiyo said.

- Advertisement -

More articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here
READ ALSO:   EFCC arraigns Benue Assembly deputy speaker, clerk over alleged N5m fraud

- Advertisement -

Latest article

- Advertisement -