Thu. Dec 7th, 2023

Princess Kelechi

The Department of State Security Services (DSS)has dismissed reports that it’s operatives shot a female Baker dead in Enugu state as false.

It was reported that operatives of the service killed the young lady baker, identified as Chinenye Opah, a native of Mgbowo in Awgu Local Government Areas of the State.

The incident reportedly happened at Ologo Street in the Coal Camp suburb of the state capital on Friday, March 18, 2022.

But, Peter Afunanya,  Spokesperson of the DSS in a terse statement on Monday described the report as misleading.

“It is very surprising Punch could engage in spread of fake news peddled by idlers. The other time Punch reported that DSS staff shot a soldier in Lagos. Till now, it has not been reported to the Service that any of its staff shot anyone in Lagos or elsewhere. 

“Punch can do better to verify its stories in line with the ethics of journalism or ask the simple questions as to who, where, when,   why, what and how. This is a given in primary or foundational journalism. Then there is need for a  balance and objectivity which Punch could have gotten by reaching out to the Service,” he said.

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