DSS, EFCC FACEOFF: HOW EX SECURITY OFFICER GOT CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE

From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The frosty relationship between the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DGSS), Lawal Daura and the Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, may have worsened with the arrest and continued detention of a retired DSS Assistant Director, Abba Kaka Mohammed, the Abuja headquarters of the secret service agency. Abba Kaka, who retired last year as an Assistant Director in the Office of the Director General, ADODG, has been a close confidant to both gladiators but became a victim of circumstance on…

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DSS REVEALS HOW TERRORRISTS TRIED TO BOMB ABUJA, 6 OTHER STATES DURING THE LAST EID CELEBRATIONS

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Department of State Services on Saturday revealed how suspected terrorists planned to unleash terror on selected six  states and the Federal Capital Territory during the just concluded Eid- Kabir celebration.  It said that the sinister plan  was spearheaded  by Islamic State of West Africa terrorists whose aim it said, was to cause mayhem and destruction that would have disrupted the Eid-Kabir festivities held between Sept. 1 and Sept. 4. It added that the plan was to conduct gun attacks and suicide gun attacks and suicide bombings on selected…

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DSS CAN ONLY DETAIN SUSPECT FOR TWO MONTHS – COURT RULES

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, the nation’s capital, on Thursday, ruled that the law only allowed two months within which a suspect could be detained while investigations were ongoing. Justice B.O. Quadri, said this while giving an ex-parte application filed by the DSS for an order to remand the suspect for 90 days pending conclusion of investigation. Mr O.J. Odu, counsel to the DSS, had moved for a motion to detain one Adamu Mohammed for 90 days. Mohammed is being investigated for carrying out acts of terrorism by divulging sensitive information to…

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DSS OFFICIALS ABDUCT PASTOR, ROB SIBLINGS OF MONEY, PHONES

Samson Folarin Some operatives of the Department of State Services have been accused of abducting an Abia State pastor, Chisom Anaele, and carting away phones and money belonging to his brothers. PUNCH Metro learnt that the officials had forced their way into the victim’s family house on Nzeocha Street, Aba, and ordered his brothers to lie on the ground. They were alleged to have taken their phones and money before whisking the 24-year-old founder of The Lord’s Warrior Charismatic Ministry away in a Jeep. Our correspondent gathered that the gunmen, who…

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DSS NABS ABDUCTORS OF GERMANS IN ABUJA

From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Department of State Services (DSS), has announced the arrest of suspects who abducted the five German expatriates, as well as Boko Haram fighters and gunrunners. In a release signed by Tony Opuiyo, the Service revealed that it recovered items including pistol, AK-47 magazines, FN rifles, 989 rounds of ammunition, one round of 9mm ammunition, Beretta magazine and the sum of N457, 140 during the exercise. According to the statement, the kidnap syndicate that snatched the Germans off Bayelsa coastline in Brass Local Government area was smashed…

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UK BASED NIGERIAN ALLEGES THAT A POLICEMAN WHO INFORMED SECURITY AGENCIES ABOUT A WANTED BOKO HARAM LEADER WAS ARRESTED BY DSS

According to Idris Ahmed,a UK-based Nigerian man from Mubi,DSS allegedly arrested a serving policeman for exposing the whereabout of a wanted Boko Haram member.Below is what he wrote… ‘BOMBSHELL! – THE DSS ARRESTED ME FOR EXPOSING BOKO HARAM COMMANDER NUMBER 245 IN THE MILITARY WANTED LIST! Below is a personal statement, written in Hausa language, by the patriot and human rights activist Datty Assalafiy, who is currently under arrest by the DSS, for exposing the whereabouts of wanted Boko Haram terrorist number 245 on the military wanted list! This is…

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BIAFRA CABINET: DSS PUTS SOLUDO, GANA, UTOMI , OTHERS UNDER WATCH

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Nigerian Air Force on Friday said the Israeli security experts, who were brought in to train 450 personnel, were engaged due to the insurgents’ attacks on military bases in the North-East, among other reasons. The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, disclosed this in an interview with our correspondent, adding that the costs of the training could not yet be obtained. The Air Force, on Tuesday, had said it commenced the training of 450 carefully selected regiment personnel as Special Forces. The…

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STOP DSS FROM INVESTIGATING FINANCIAL CRIMES SAYS FALANA

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInWhatsApp Activist-lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has advised the Federal Government to restrain the Directorate of State Service (SSS) from corruption Investigation. Falana gave the advice yesterday in his review of the reorganisation of the anti-graft agencies  by the government. He advised that the Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission  (ICPC ) should take over all cases of official corruption while the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) should limit its activities to money laundering, cyber crimes, advanced fee fraud and other economic and financial crimes. “With the new development,  …

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STOP DROPPING OUR NAMES WHEN YOU GO FOR OPERATIONS, DSS WARNS OTHER SECURITY AND ANTI- CORRUPTION AGENCIES

  The Department of State Services (DSS) has warned other security agencies to desist from operating in the name of the service – DSS said it did not carry out the raid in former vice president Namadi Sambo’s residence – The service said some security agencies engage in illegal security operations in the name of the DSS The Department of State Services (DSS) has warned other security and anti-corruption agencies to desist from operating in the name of the service. The DSS in a statement signed by Tony Opuiyo said…

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