Group Fault Media Report on DGSS, calls for positive reporting


Following reports by some media sources alleging crises within the Department of State Security (DSS), a non governmental organization, Citizens Voice Against Corruption (CIVAC) has called on media outfits and Nigerians in general to desist from discrediting the DSS who they say operate secretly.

This is contained in a press statement signed by …. and made available to newsmen in Kano on Thursday.

Part of the statement reads: “Lastly, over the years we have seen how politicians and some media outlets use unfair criticism and blackmail against many security agencies in this country which have led to significant loss of confidence of security personnel of these agencies and this has affect their capacity to protect the lives Andre properties of Nigerians.

“We call on Nigerian irrespective of political affiliation to avoid spreading misinformation that will damage the integrity and confidence of our security agencies and their personnel, only then will we have a disciplined and efficient security system.

“Media institutions should also avoid publishing fake or half-baked information, just to get public
attention or popularity, and should note that most activities of the DSS are not open to public and most of the information’s getting to them are completely fake or one sided to suit the narrative of the information giver”.

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