DSS Uncovers Planned Campaign Of Calumny Against Government

The Department of State Services (DSS), says it has identified persons and groups planning to stage campaigns of calumny against it and the government, over the suspension and investigation of erstwhile CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele.

In a statement signed by the Services’ spokesman, Peter Afunanya, the groups intend to gather at different points in Abuja and Lagos in the coming weeks, with placards, depicting the service and government in a bad light, as well as calling for immediate release of Emefiele.

The service is, therefore, aware of the cheap propaganda aimed at demotivating and distracting it from professionally executing the onerous responsibilities assigned to it.

It has also noted the misleading commentaries, speculative narratives, storylines and videos being circulated on social media by uninformed parties, critics and/or desperadoes.

It is mindful of orchestrations to infiltrate its fold, to use disloyal staff for subversive aims against its leadership.

While these efforts are considered hatchet jobs, designed to distract, the service warns the plotters to desist forthwith from their plans.

This is more so that the arrowheads are already under watch, and will be apprehended when, and if it becomes necessary.

The statement also stated that it is instructive to note that the service had granted the family of Emefiele, medical officials and appropriate persons access to him, right from the day he was taken in, and long before the court order requesting so.

The service implements Standard Operating Procedures on Suspect Handling and Investigation to the latter. It conducts its affairs transparently, and professionally and respects the rule of law, in compliance with democratic governance.

For the avoidance of doubt, it assures of its professionalism in the current matter(s) under its purview.
It will, however, not be distracted or intimidated.

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