DSS warns wife of suspected terrorist arrested at Abuja TradeMoore Estate


The Department of State Services (DSS) has reacted to a video where a woman claimed her husband, who was linked to terrorism and arrested at TradeMoore Estate on October 24, 2022, was abducted by DSS operatives on the orders of Kogi State Government.

The woman named Aisha identified herself as the wife of Shafiu Ibrahim, the alleged suspect.

She also claimed that despite being pregnant, the DSS personnel that broke into their house assaulted her and others on the said day.

Reacting to the allegations in a statement on Thursday, DSS spokesperson Peter Afunanya urged the woman to desist from misleading the public with false news, hate speech, and misleading narratives to curry public sympathy.

The DSS said: “She is either playing to the gallery or deliberately lying. It is not to my knowledge that she was denied access at the Agency’s gate. The DSS does not deny anyone access to its facility or suspects once the criteria for such access are met.

“There are processes/procedures in this regard. It is also very unfortunate that the lady is dragging the Service into the Kogi State local politics. She knows very well that the husband was not picked as a result of Kogi politics as she has desperately tried to link us with or make the public believe.

“Encourage her to desist from using fake news, hate speech, hostile activism, misleading narratives, and other instruments of disinformation against the Service or to curry unnecessary public sympathy.

“She knows her husband and the circumstances of his arrest which was procedurally done. And he was not the only person so arrested at the time he was.

“She should, please, stop the sensations and the mischief to drag us into Kogi politics.”