59 SEX WORKERS, INCLUDING MEN ARRESTED IN CALABAR BY DSS

No fewer than 59 commercial sex workers, which included 43 girls and 16 men, have been arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Calabar. Mr Ilupeju Adebayo, Director of DSS in Cross River, who briefed newsmen on Saturday in Calabar, said the girls were rounded up at 2:15 a.m Saturday at Peace Garden Hotel and Papsi Place along Murtala Mohammed highway. Adebayo revealed that there was a cartel responsible for luring the girls and making them swear oaths of secrecy not to abscond or divulge information…

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POLITICIANS TRUST BABALAWO MORE THAN US SAYS DG, DSS

The Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Bichi, has said that most politicians, particularly state governors, do not trust security officials and would rather go to spiritualists and native doctors otherwise known as Babalawos for protection. Bichi said this when he spoke at the retreat for incoming governors organised by the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) that held in Abuja on Monday April 29th. “I joke with politicians that you people trust the marabouts and babalawos more. Once someone tells you nothing will happen to your seat and…

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COURT ISSUES PRODUCTION WARRANT TO DSS OVER DASUKI

Sambo Dasuki Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of an Abuja High Court sitting in Maitama yesterday issued a production warrant to the Director General, Department of State Services (DSS) to produce a former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) in court to face his trial on May 24. Dasuki was arraigned by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC ) since 2015. On trial with him are Aminu Baba-Kusa, a former NNPC Executive Director, and two firms- Acacia Holdings and Reliance Referral Hospital. They are arraigned on 32 counts of criminal…

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JOURNALIST, JONES ABIRI ARRESTED BY DSS, RELEASED

A Nigerian journalist, Jones Abiri, who was arrested on Saturdaty by armed men suspected to be operatives of the State Security Service has been released. The Bayelsa-based magazine publisher was released on Monday afternoon from the secret police’s detention facility in Abuja, his lawyer said. “He has just been released around 2:00 p.m.,” lawyer Samuel Ogala told PREMIUM TIMES, adding that terms of the release would be disclosed later. The men who arrested Mr Abiri came in a Toyota Hilux truck. He was arrested in Yenagoa, the capital of his…

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DSS ARRESTS JAMES ABIRI AGAIN, MONTHS AFTER FREEDOM FROM 2-YR DETENTION WITHOUT TRIAL

DSS arrests Jones Abiri again, months after release from two-year incarceration Four armed men suspected to be operatives of Directorate of Security Services (DSS) on Saturday whisked away a journalist, Jones Abiri, to an disclosed location. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Abiri, the publisher of Weekly Source Newspaper, who was incarcerated for two years on charges of terrorism in the past, was whisked away at about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. According to eyewitnesses, Abiri was in company of some collegues at his office at Azikoro junction of…

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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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