2015: DSS mops up arms in A’Ibom

Determined to forestall any security breach, the Department
of State Services (DSS), Akwa Ibom Command, has begun an
aggressive and thorough mop-up of illegals arms and
ammunition ahead of 2015 general elections.
The State Director of DSS, Mr Toma Minti, disclosed this
during a media chat in Uyo on Thursday.
Minti said that the service had seized quite a substantial
number of arms and ammunition suspected to have
been illegally bought by politicians for next year’s election.
Represented by the Deputy Director Operations, Mr Fubara
Duke, Minti said the DSS was determined to partner with
other security agencies and the general public to ensure that
the 2015 election was devoid of bloodshed.
“The morale and readiness of DSS operatives in the state
have been heightened to confront and surmount any
security challenge that may crop up before, during and after
the election.
“We need the public to inform us on those they believe deals
in arms and ammunition to enable us rid the
state of crime,” he said.
On the insurgency in the northeastern part of the country,
the DSS helmsman said that no part of Nigeria could be
regarded as completely safe and immune from the activities
of terrorists.
He said that Nigerians must accept the fact that the nation
was at war.
He however condemned a section of the Nigerian media for
not playing the role of dependable allies in the fight against
insurgency and all manner of criminality being perpetrated
by enemies of the country.
Minti specifically accused some media houses of acting as
advocates and propagandists for the Boko Haram terrorists.
He said that some news reports rather than support the anti-
terror campaign, had created psychological panic in the
minds of Nigerians.
He, however, called on the media in the state to exhibit
professionalism and caution in the reportage of political and
security matters.
Minti assured that the DSS would continue to partner with
the media in the discharge of its functions. (NAN)


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