THE Department of State Services (DSS) has condemned the way some “impostors”, including other government agencies carry out illegal operations that are made to look like DSS operations.
In a statement issued in Abuja yesterday, the D.S.S Specifically mentioned the operation carried out at the Kaduna residence of former Vice President Namadi Sambo by operatives of the Independent Corrupt Practices (and other related offences) Commission (ICPC).
However, an official of the ICPC who felt alarmed by the DSS’ claims stated that there was never any need or decision to mimic DSS in any of its operations.
The statement issued by DSS spokesman Tony Opuiyo claimed that impersonation of its operatives take place under the watchful eyes of some agencies, adding that members of the public should be on alert against such antics.
“The Department of State Services (D.S.S) has noted, with dismay and total condemnation, the activities of impostors, including some security agencies, who have continually engaged in illegal security operations, allegedly in the name of the Service, in parts of the country.
“These impersonators, in some instances, try to mimic the Service’s operational tactics by using its symbols and paraphernalia, especially operational dress codes.