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DSS Begins Manhunt For Killers Of Seven Agents

Posted: Sep 21, 2015 at 12:00 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Department of State Security (DSS) and the military have concluded plans to launch a manhunt for the killers of seven DSS operatives shot dead last Wednesday in Ikorodu, Lagos. It was reported that the law agents were killed by oil vandals in a shootout near oil installations in the area.

The manhunt is part of a joint operation by the two security services to be launched this week to fish out the killers, who were believed to be former Niger Delta militants.

Sources informed our correspondent that the manhunt might take the security operatives to riverine communities in Ondo, Delta and Bayelsa states, where the suspects might be hiding.

It was learnt that two operatives, escaped the attack, and have briefed their superiors, giving information on what led to the killing of their colleagues.

A source explained that the leadership of the DSS was not happy about the incident and it was determined to apprehend the killers.

“The authorities of the service are not happy with the killing of our operatives and they are determined to apprehend the perpetrators, no matter the cost and no matter how long it takes.

“Already, a joint operation with the military has been initiated to get the criminals who murdered our personnel in cold blood,” he said.

It was learnt that the current leadership of the DSS would not overlook the killing of the operatives as was done by the past administration, which allowed members of the Ombatse cult in Alakyo, Nasarawa State, to go scot-free after killing 10 DSS operatives in 2013.

The DSS could not be reached for comment as it is yet to appoint a spokesperson.