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We’ll Not Succumb to Propaganda, Intimidation Desperation of Hirelings – DSS

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The Department of State Services (DSS) has advised the Nigerian public to ‘disregard the vituperations and rantings of misguided elements and not allow themselves to be used as instruments of destabilisation’. This is contained in a statement signed by the Service’s Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, and made available to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP).

The statement stated categorically that the Service remains focused and committed to disseminating actionable intelligence to all the relevant agencies without sentiment. It added that it will not by any means ‘succumb to propaganda, intimidation and the desperation of hirelings to undermine’ it’s constituted duties.

The statement in details:

DSS REMAINS FOCUSED ON ITS MANDATE

The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to clarify that one of its roles is the investigation of matters of national security dimension. It has always discharged this responsibility in the overall interest of Nigerian citizens. As such, the Service will continue to disseminate actionable intelligence to the relevant authorities devoid of any sentiment.

While professionally discharging its mandate, the DSS pledges to remain focused and unbiased. It will not, by any means, succumb to propaganda, intimidation and the desperation of hirelings to undermine it. It will also not give room to the use of falsehood and deceit to misdirect public understanding and perceptions of issues of national importance.

Given not to joining issues, the Service warns those on a wild goose chase to be mindful of their actions. Similarly, it urges members of the public to disregard the vituperations and rantings of misguided elements and not allow themselves to be used as instruments of destabilisation.

Notably, these elements should remember the famous axiom that “you will only deceive some people, some of the time, but not all people, all the time”. To put it succinctly, the Service will not be distracted by persons and/or groups from carrying out its duties to the Nation, citizens, President and Commander-in-Chief. Citizens are, therefore, urged to avoid being used to thwart or undermine the Service and its lawful investigations as those who wish to act in the breach will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

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