DSS Denies Allegation That It's Operatives Are Behind Extrajudicial Killings Of IPOB, ESN Members In South East
The Department of State Services, DSS, has denied a claim by an online news platform that one of its operatives is behind the extrajudicial killings and brutalisation of persons from the South East in a in order to obliterate Biafra agitators.
The online news medium had allegedly stated that a DSS operative, Samson Enweruzo, was famous for forcing false confessions out of persons suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, or Eastern Security Network, ESN.
In a swift reaction to the report on Sunday, November 28, 2021, DSS spokesman, Dr Peter Afunanya, denied the allegation saying: “There is no iota of truth in the so called exclusive. The DSS does not force out confessions from suspects and has not done so in the matter of IPOB and ESN.
“The Service is a professional agency that follows the rules of engagement and standards operating procedures in all of its activities. It does not take laws into its hands.
“It is a public knowledge that it has by, today, charged many suspects to court in line with democratic norms. The entire reportage is a figment of the imagination of the news medium.
“Its aim is to simply malign the Service and bring it to disrepute. By now, everyone should have been aware of the brand of guerilla journalism practised by this particular outfit. The public should ignore the report wholly.”