The Department of State Service (DSS) says it has uncovered plans by some ”subversive” groups and individuals to undertake a negative media campaign against the service.
The spokesman of the secret police, Peter Afunanya, said this in a statement released. According to him, the perpetrators’ aim was to further use fake news, propaganda, and malicious narratives through sponsored articles, among others, to undermine the agency.
Although Afunanya did not mention the name of the groups and individuals, the secret police, however, threatened to deal with those engaged in the deliberate efforts to run the service down by making them to face the full wrath of the law if they don’t desist from doing so.
The statement reads
”The Department of State Services (DSS) has uncovered plans by some subversive groups and individuals to undertake a negative media campaign against the Service.
The aim is to further use fake news, propaganda and malicious narratives through sponsored articles, among others, to undermine it.
The Service has steadily monitored these activities, their perpetrators and therefore wish to inform the public to disregard the emerging trends and patterns.
The Service reassures its commitment to the discharge of its mandate. It will not be distracted or silenced.
Those engaged in the deliberate efforts to run it down are however, advised to desist from doing so or be ready to face the full wrath of the law.”