- An operative of the Department of State Services (DSS), Nwachinaemere Ezemuonye Ozuzu, has reportedly been shot dead
- There are, however, two different accounts of how the late DSS operative was killed in Owerri, Imo state
- While an account said Ozuzu was shot dead on Owerri Onitsha Road, another claimed he was killed an accidental discharge
The newspaper notes that the incident came less than 48 hours after the office of the agency was razed in Nnewi, Anambra state.
It added that the officer, identified as Prince Nwachinaemere Ezemuonye Ozuzu, from Umuoyo, Irete in Owerri West local government area of Imo state was shot dead on Owerri Onitsha Road.
The officer was said to have been deployed for an official duty in Anambra a few hours after the burning of the DSS office in Nnewi.
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He was reportedly killed while returning to his station.
Daily Trust also noted that details of what actually happened are still sketchy, adding that another account said that he was killed in an accidental discharge.
The bullet mistakenly fired by one of his colleagues was said to have hit him.
One of his cousins, Deacon Daniel Opara, who confirmed the incident, described it as unfortunate.
“We are yet to get the details of what actually happened as it was alleged that he was killed from an accidental discharge from the gun of a Police Officer attached to his colleagues with whom he was on a Joint Task Force on an assignment to Anambra State.
“The family is suspecting a foul play as he was said to have been recently promoted.
“He joined the service about four to five years ago and was married with four children.”
DSS advises Nigerians flaunting wealth publicly
In other news, the DSS has cautioned that Nigerians who are in the habit of publicly displaying their wealth are exposing themselves to great security risks.
Paul Oduh, the deputy director, security enforcement of the DSS Kwara command gave the warning on Friday, July 23, in Ilorin, the capital of the state.
Speaking during a symposium organised by the state branch of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), the security official pointed out that a flamboyant lifestyle attracts kidnappers, bandits, and other criminals.