Connect with us

Crime

DSS to Review Position on Dasuki, other detainees – Acting DG

Published

on

 

The Department of State Services (DSS)has promised to review all cases of illegal detention, especially that of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and other related human rights violations allegedly carried out by the agency.

 

The Acting Director General of DSS, Mr. Mathew Seiyefa who stated this during his maiden media interaction in Abuja, said the agency will consider reappointing a substantive Spokesman in order to facilitate a smooth working relationship with the Media and members of the public.

 

Saiyefa also vowed to promote national interest and eschew zero tolerance for sectional, group and ethnic interests.

 

He disclosed that the agency would review all arrests and detentions after he had obtained proper briefings from relevant stakeholders.

 

Although he did not say when Dasuki would be released, Seyifa assured that all cases of illegal arrests and detentions by the agency were being reviewed to ensure that no Nigerian was unduly detained.

 

Seyifa said, “I am being briefed on the issue of Dasuki. I will be able to make a statement on it after being properly briefed.

 

“In the coming days we will review all situations, particularly as relating to DSS and other agencies working together to promote national security.

 

He also assured Nigerians that the service will continue to protect the nation’s interest at all times.

 

“Nigeria comes first; the peace and security of this nation come first. That is why we are in business and if not, we will not be.

 

“It’s in our collective and enlightened self-interest too to protect our people and execute our mandate within the tenets of the law.”

 

He promised that the service, under his watch, would respect and uphold the legitimate rights of all Nigerians without promoting the individual rights of any person above the interest of the country.

 

The DSS Acting DG noted that the service was ready to partner with all stakeholders to contain all forms of national threats in the country.

 

He warned that while the DSS would ensure its best to protect the rights of the citizens, it would not tolerate the abuse of freedom of speech by any person.

 

Seyeifa said the service would also protect its constitutional mandate as its reviews the issues which portray the DSS in a bad light.According to him, some of the issues that are of concern include the alleged detention and trial of criminal suspects in the country.

 

The DSS boss also promised that the service would continue to partner with the police, military, as well as other relevant agencies to ensure the nation’s security.

 

Mr Seyeifa was appointed as Acting DSS DG on Tuesday by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo who sacked the former chief spy on the nation, Mr Lawal Daura.

 

Daura’s appointment was terminated following the blockade of the National Assembly complex in Abuja by DSS operative, preventing lawmakers and others from entering the premises.

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Latest News

Politics2 hours ago

Court sacks Buruji Kashamu, declares him illegal

The Peoples Democratic Party has commended the Thursday judgement of an Abuja Federal High Court validating the expulsion of Senator...

news5 hours ago

FG working on early implementation of new minimum wage — SGF

The Federal Government is working toward early implementation of new minimum wage which has caused a lot of controversies in...

Politics6 hours ago

No Diaspora or out-of-country voting in 2019-INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says there will be no Diaspora or Out-of-Country voting for Nigerians in the 2019...

news6 hours ago

CAN denies endorsing any candidate

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), on Thursday said the association did not endorse anyone; it only met with 14...

Politics6 hours ago

71 Reps commence process to revert Nigeria to parliamentary system

71 members of the House of Representatives on Thursday commenced a process to revert Nigeria to parliamentary system of government...

news6 hours ago

Buhari supports 65-year retirement age for teachers, says Minister

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, on Thursday said the Muhammadu Buhari administration was in support of jacking up...

Politics6 hours ago

Senate moves to establish North West Development Commission

Barely 24 hours after the Senate passed the South East Development Commission, SEDC (Establishment) Bill, 2018, it has again started...

Business and Economy6 hours ago

Senate approves $1bn completion fund for Ajaokuta Steel

Senate has passed the Bill seeking to cede the sum of $1 billion from the federal government share of excess...

Politics8 hours ago

Kwara PDP reacts to postponement of APC campaign rally

The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in Kwara State has faulted claims by the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in the State...

news12 hours ago

UPDATED…..IVTEC graduates 291 technicians, artisans in Kwara

No fewer than 291 students on Thursday graduated from the International Vocational, Technical and Entrepreneurship College (IVTEC), Ajase-Ipo in the...

Advertisement

Trending

Copyright © 2018 Royal News.

%d bloggers like this: