The Department of State Services (DSS), on Tuesday denied reports making the rounds on social media that its operatives were supplying arms and ammunition to bandits and terrorists.
In a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the Agency, Dr. Peter Afunanya, CRIMECHANNELS gathered that the DSS also denied that it shared ransom money with kidnappers.
Reacting to the allegations, the security agency said it demanded an apology, adding that the publication should be retracted. It warned that those two things were not done, it will have to take legal actions against the media organizations spewing such malicious and foul stories.
The statement reads, “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.”
“You further expressed disappointment and surprise that your reporter did not reach out to the Service as claimed, the way you would have personally done by means of call, sms and or whatsapp chat.”
“The DSS therefore demand a retraction of the publication and apology for deliberately casting it in bad light and threatened to institute legal action.”
“In view of the long standing relationship with the media as strategic partners, it is believed that you will speedily comply with these demands otherwise the Service would resort to litigation, “the statement reads.