Mattew Seiyefa, the Acting Director General of the Department of State Services, on Thursday pledged to Nigerians that the spy agency will continue to respect the fundamental rights of Nigerians and act in accordance with the law.
Seiyefa, who was appointed the new DSS boss on Tuesday, made the pledge in an interactive session with journalists at the headquarters of the agency in Abuja.
According to him, the DSS would uphold the interest of the country at all times and would not be submerged in doing the biddings of a single individual.
He promised to review the DSS’ past activities which might have cast it in a negative light for Nigerians and improve the reputation of the agency
Stating that the agency was ready was to collaborate with all major stakeholders to limit national threats, Seiyefa, however, warned that the secret police would not hesitate to clamp down on those who abuse the freedom of speech.
He also said he had yet to be briefed on the detention of Sambo Dasuki, a former National Security Adviser, who is currently in the DSS custody.
Seiyefa became the new DSS DG after Lawal Daura, the erstwhile hencho of the spy agency, was dismissed for allegegdly deploying the agency’s operatives to barricade the National Assembly on Tuesday with the permission of the presidency.