Tag: DSS

Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has been arrested by the Department of State Services.

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has been arrested by the Department of State Services. He was arrested at the Wuse II office of the DSS on Monday afternoon and is now undergoing interrogation at the DSS Headquarters In Aso Drive. The DSS in a[Read More…]

Deposed Emir of Kano is suing the DSS for detaining him

Deposed Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, has approached the Federal High Court in Abuja to enforce his fundamental rights.  Sanusi, who was deposed as Emir by the Kano State government last Monday was taken to Awe in Nasarawa State where he is said to have been in confinement. The former[Read More…]

Officials of the Department of State Services, attempt to breach the home of Premium Times editor, reporters trailed

Premium Times, the investigative online newspaper, says it is suspecting that security operatives are trailing its reporters. In a report on Sunday, the newspaper said there are indications that some of its reporters are being targeted over a report on the “rift” between Babagana Monguno, national security adviser (NSA), and Abba[Read More…]

In Kano, DSS arrest tanker drivers for embarking on strike

Operatives of the Department of State Security, DSS, on Tuesday clamped down on members of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers who went around to enforce the shutting down of  filling stations in protest over the arrest of four of their members for alleged attempt to smuggle petroleum products out of the[Read More…]

Five aid workers abducted in Borno rescued

Five aid workers abducted by ISWAP 22nd December 2019 along the Monguno-Maiduguri Road, Borno State were on Wednesday rescued by the DSS in conjunction with other strategic stakeholders/partners. The rescued aid workers include Jennifer Samuel Ukumbong of the Alliance for International Medical Action, ALIMA; Asabe Cletus Musa also of ALIMA;[Read More…]

Man sues DSS, President Buhari’s Daughter, Hannan Over unlawful detention

A trader, Anthony Okolie, who was arrested by the Department of State Services and detained for 10 weeks, has sued the DSS for N500m according to Punch Newspaper reports. Okolie, in a suit filed before the Federal High Court in Asaba, Delta State, by his lawyer, Tope Akinyode, also demanded[Read More…]

DSS arrests man who alleged Buhari wedding his ministers

The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested Kabiru Mohammed, a Kano State indigene, for allegedly creating and sharing fake videos depicting a wedding ceremony between President Muhammadu Buhari and Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq.  Mohammed, 32, had reportedly released the video which sparked a frenzy[Read More…]

DSS finally breaks silence on arresting Dadiyata, Agba Jalingo

The Department of the State Security Services, SSS, has broken silence on what it described as serial allegations by sections of the media that it is illegally detaining some Nigerians. In a statement on Tuesday, the SSS’s Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, distanced the service from haven taken into its[Read More…]

Former DSS DG says Nigerians from the South South already disadvantaged

Matthew Seiyefa, former director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), says there is inequality in the spread of leadership positions at the federal level according to a THISDAY Newspaper reports. Seiyefa said this at the launch of the Bayelsa Tertiary Education Loan scheme in Yenagoa, capital of the state.[Read More…]

Col Sambo Dasuki speaks to Voice of America about the four years spent in Jail

Nigeria’s former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, has insisted he holds no grudge against President Muhammadu Buhari. Dasuki stated this while speaking during a radio interview with the Voice of America, Hausa Service. He was released on Tuesday evening, after four years in detention of the Department of State[Read More…]