The State Security Service has vowed not to compromise its stance on enforcing good economic policies in support of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari’s (Ret’d.) regime.
The SSS disclosed this in a statement by its spokesperson, Peter Afunaya, in response to protests against its plan to detain the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, over allegations of terrorism financing continue to grow.
According to Peoples Gazette, the agency also alleged plots to discredit its directors, and other important officials, claiming that they were motivated by the SSS’s unshaken stance on some of the country’s key policy issues.
The statement read, “The Department of State Services (DSS) has uncovered plans by some politicians and disgruntled element within and outside the government to sponsor smear campaign against the DGSS, Yusuf Magaji Bichi CFR, fwc and his key officials over the Service’s uncompromising stance on some critical governance and policy issues.”
The SSS claimed that those responsible for the plot used non-governmental organisations and members of civil society to not only support but also stage events to discredit the security agency’s director-general, however, it revealed it was keeping an eye on the situation and vowed that no amount of blackmail, harassment, or intimidation would stop it from carrying out its duties.
Recall, that last week, the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum asked Buhari to sack the SSS director-general for hounding the CBN governor with secret agents.
Emefiele had reportedly concluded plans, in December last year, to seek refugee status in the United Kingdom over developing threats to his position and personal safety from the SSS.