The Department of State Services, DSS, has debunked speculations that its operatives raided an estate in Abuja along with United States soldiers.
Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesperson in an interaction with PRNigeria said its personnel did not undertake any physical combat with foreign soldiers.
Recall that the United States had issued an alert of a likely terror attack, asking her citizens and embassy staff to depart Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, using available commercial options.
The DSS was reported to have raided Trademore Estate in Abuja and arrested a suspected terrorist along with US troops.
The DSS in its reaction said, “We did not carry out any joint operation with American Soldiers as widely reported in the media.
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“Though we carried out an operation in an Abuja Estate with sister agencies, no foreign troops were involved.”
The DSS arrested suspected Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) members during the raid at Trademore estate.
The advisory by the US Department of State had sanctioned the evacuation of its staff in Abuja over a likely terror attack.
“U.S. citizens should consider departing Abuja using available commercial options”, the advisory has warned.
Source: Daily Post
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