The attention of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been drawn to a publication on your news blog (pointblanknews.com) titled, Elections 2019: Presidency Threatens to Sack DG SSS; Sacked Daura Now in Covert Operations. The Service wishes to state that the report and all the latest insinuations/claims from your stable are false, mischievous and maliciously designed to bring the Service to disrepute. The condemnable write up is viewed as a deliberate plot to malign the integrity of the Service and distract its Officers from discharging their core mandate and responsibilities. It is pertinent to state that no such allegations exist either against the erstwhile or current DGSS. You are, therefore, expected to retract the said story and desist forthwith from acts that may undermine the Service.
Consequently, the Service wishes to state expressly that it remains focused and committed to the discharge of its duties, especially at a time like this. This is more so that its energy is concentrated on efforts to provide an enabling environment for security, stability and peaceful polls.
Public Relations Officer,
Department of State Services,
11th February, 2019