The Acting Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mathew Seiyefa, has assured Nigerians that the service will continue to protect the nation’s interest at all times.
Seiyefa gave the assurance on Thursday at an interactive session with reporters in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
He promised that the service, under his watch, would respect and uphold the legitimate rights of all Nigerians without promoting the individual rights of any person above the interest of the country.
The DSS Acting DG noted that the service was ready to partner with all stakeholders to contain all forms of national threats in the country. He warned that while the DSS would ensure its best to protect the rights of the citizens, it would not tolerate the abuse of freedom of speech by any person.
In the meantime Intelligence authorities have released Lawal Daura and confiscated his international passport. Recall he was disgraced out of office and taken into custody on Tuesday after ordering the deployment of SSS operatives to lay siege to the National Assembly.
Daura was released on Wednesday evening from a guest house run by the State Security Service in Gwarimpa area of Abuja where he had been placed on house arrest since Acting-President Yemi Osinbajo ordered his dismissal on Tuesday.