DSS Tongue Lashes Mailaifa, Warns Against Inciting Comments

The Department of State Services DSS, on Friday, warned that it would clamp down on notable personalities and groups who incite a breakdown of law and order in the country.


This is contained in A statement from the spokesman of the Service, Peter Afunanya said in line with its mandate of detecting and preventing threats and crimes; “the Service hereby reiterates its previous warning that it will henceforth not condone unruly conducts of persons and groups that ought to know better.”


He added The Service will not stand idly and watch disgruntled and aggrieved elements take laws into their hands and cause mayhem in the polity.

He noted that Dr. Obadiah Mailafia’s recent outburst aimed at playing to the gallery and creating unnecessary tension is a confirmation of his group’s desperation to breach the peace.

He said, Mailafia, as a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN and currently, a Directing Staff at Nigeria’s foremost Policy Research Institute, the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS, Kuru, has unhindered access to government platforms.

According to Afunanya, “It is expected that he should be conversant with official information management protocols. But regrettably, he chose to cross the lines of decorum and conduct expected of a personality of his status.”

He further said It is even more condemnable that Mailafia, who had profusely apologized during his visit to the Service’s Plateau State Command for his ignoble statement, would, afterward, announce to the world that he stood by his misguided eruption.

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