The Department of State Service has refuted claims by an online Vanguard newspaper report alleging that one of the escaping inmates who “claimed to be a DSS personnel was apprehended by NCS operatives near Kwali after a chase.”

A statement signed by the Department of State Services  Public Relations Officer Dr. Peter Afunanya, at its national Headquarters Abuja on 7th July 2022 said the alleged report by the online publisher on 6th July 2022 captioned: Kuje Prison Attack: is not factual and therefore misleading.

According to him, “the report further stated that the so-called DSS operative also claimed to be “carrying out a special mission in the forest” adding that “none of its personnel was involved in the escape episode. In fact, at the point of the attack on the prison, no DSS personnel was an inmate at the holding facility just as the claim of carrying out a special assignment was non-existent. The Vanguard report is not factual and therefore misleading. The public is advised to disregard it.”

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