February 13, (THEWILL) – The Department of State Services (DSS), Akwa Ibom State Command, says it has concluded arrangements to arraign in Court several suspects arrested in connection with sundry crimes, including cultism, kidnapping, murder and armed robbery in various locations in the state.
The new State Director of the DSS, Dr. Doyin Adetuberu, disclosed this during a courtesy call in his office by the new Executive Council of the Akwa Ibom State Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), led by Comrade Anthony Bassey of The Nation Newspaper, on Tuesday.
He said the feat was achieved through an intelligence-led strategy, working in close collaboration with the leadership of other sister security agencies and members of the society.
The DSS Director said since he took over the Command in January, several notable flashpoints in Uyo, the state capital, and other crime-prone areas outside the metropolis have been raided, leading to the arrest of the soon-to-be-prosecuted suspects.
“In no distant time, you will be proud of the security agencies in the state,” he assured, adding that his regime would be people-centred with security stakeholders, the media and ordinary citizens key participants.
Adetuberu, who has been in the service for over two decades, said he will bring his wealth of experience to bear in tackling security challenges facing the state.
He urged the media to be in the vanguard of enhancing effective policing of the state through constructive criticism and responsible reportage.
Earlier, Chairman of Correspondents’ Chapel of the NUJ, Comrade Anthony Bassey, told the DSS Boss in the state that he was on a mission to introduce the new leadership of the Chapel for a more collaborative synergy, devoid of rancour which could arise from lack of proper information.
He dismissed any act of inflammatory reportage, noting that Journalists in the Correspondents’ Chapel’s fold of the union are sufficiently trained professionals out to promote ethical reportage for nation-building.