- Department of State Services (DSS) has opened up on why Nigerians should stop celebrating the death of security operatives
- Yusuf Bichi, the director-general of DSS, explained that those who lost their lives have families, friends, that will miss them
- The DSS boss said just because someone thinks the security operatives are not doing so much is not enough reason to celebrate something bad happening to them
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Yusuf Bichi, the director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS) has urged Nigerians to stop celebrating the death of security operatives killed on duty by insurgents.
According to The Nation, Bichi disclosed this at an event organised by the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) to celebrate the 2020 International Youth Day in Abuja.
Bichi, who was represented by the spokesperson of the agency, Peter Afunaya, urged Nigerians to learn to support security operatives rather than berate them for not living up to their expectations.
The DSS boss while noting that it wasn't good that security agencies are condemned by citizens, added that the operatives ensure Nigerians live in a peaceful environment.
He said: “It is not good that our youths, our mothers, the entire citizens will continue to condemn security agencies.
“Someone that is killed in Borno or elsewhere is the father of someone, he is a husband of a wife and an uncle to someone.
“So you do not celebrate over the death of someone because you think they are not doing so much. They are and in very challenging conditions.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Abbey Agyole has blamed some of the security challenges on what he describes as poor welfare and inadequate training of security operatives.
Agyole who was a former commissioner of police in Kaduna state disclosed this on Tuesday, August 11, during an interview on Channels Television.
According to him, this has led to the inability of the police to maintain law and order in the country.
Going further, he urged the federal and state governments to equip the military, police, and other security agencies.
In other news, the chief of army staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, said that Boko Haram terrorists have been pushed out of all the north-eastern states except Borno.
The army chief made the statement on Monday, August 10, at a security meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, according to a statement issued by a presidential publicist, Garba Shehu.
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