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DSS denies report of abduction of personnel in Abuja

By Sodiq Omolaoye, Abuja
19 December 2021   |   4:05 am
The Department of the State Services (DSS) has refuted a report that bandits in Abaji council area of the Federal Capital Territory abducted some of its operatives.

The Department of the State Services (DSS) has refuted a report that bandits in Abaji council area of the Federal Capital Territory abducted some of its operatives. 

A media report had said gunmen suspected to be bandits had stormed a community in the council in the wee hours of yesterday and abducted an unspecified number of DSS operatives. 

The report, quoting eyewitnesses, said gunmen besieged the locality and shot sporadically for hours leaving one vigilante operative dead and an unknown number of operatives of the secret police whisked away. 

But DSS spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, in a terse response, described the report as false, saying that “No DSS personnel was abducted in Abaji or anywhere in the FCT.” 

Abaji, located along the Abuja-Lokoja expressway, is notorious for series of crimes, including highway robbery and abduction of travellers.

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