The DSS who debunked claims that five of its personnel aided Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to escape from his Umuahia home on September 14, 2017, said that the stock in trade of Kanu and his collaborators, was to peddle rumours, gossips and propaganda aimed at subverting the government, its key agencies and officials.
The Public Relations Officer of the agency, Peter Afunanya, who described the claims as was fake, mischievous and defamatory, added that the service was aware of some unscrupulous elements keen on exploiting the situation to constitute a nuisance to the freedom of Nigerians as guaranteed in the Constitution.
“The Service wishes to state that the news is fake, mischievous and defamatory. It is nothing but a figment of the imagination of the originators,” the statement quoted Afunanya as saying.
The DSS PRO who stated that the elements were also keen on disrupting the forthcoming 2019 general elections, added that “the DSS will not idly standby and watch these undesirable elements achieve their aims.”
Recall that the whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu was unknown, until he surfaced in Israel recently, after the alleged September 14 raid by a combined team of the Army, Police and the DSS at his home in Umuahia, Abia.