By Chioma Iruke
The Department of State Security Services (DSS) has denied reports suggesting that its operatives dispersed doctors at a job interview organised by Saudi Arabian officials at the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja on Thursday.
In a statement on Friday, the agency described the reports as “illogical” and meant to “embarrass” the organisation.
“Though this is illogical and does not add up, sections of the media that reported it did not care to verify the news before going to print,” the statement signed by the DSS spokesman, Dr. Peter Afunanya, read.
“No further evidence was also adduced to prove that the DSS carried out such an operation at the hotel. It is obvious that the news is only designed to embarrass the Organisation,” it added.
The agency therefore tasked the press to get their facts right before publication so as not to “mislead the public or undermine national security”.
Contrary to the stance of Nigeria’s security agency of not being contacted for clarification, many media outlets insisted that the spokesperson was contacted severally but refused to speak on the issue.