The Department of State Services (DSS) has alleged plans by some ‘subversive’ groups and individuals to undermine it using negative media campaigns.
Spokesman for the DSS, Dr. Peter Afunanya, in a statement Tuesday night, claimed some persons were using fake news to discredit the organisation.
The statement was, however, silent on the specific individuals involved in the plot.
“The Department of State Services (DSS) has uncovered plans by some subversive groups and individuals to undertake a negative media campaign against the Service.
“The aim is to further use fake news, propaganda and malicious narratives through sponsored articles, among others, to undermine it.
“The Service has steadily monitored these activities, their perpetrators and therefore wish to inform the public to disregard the emerging trends and patterns.
“The Service reassures its commitment to the discharge of its mandate. It will not be distracted or silenced.
“Those engaged in the deliberate efforts to run it down are, however, advised to desist from doing so or be ready to face the full wrath of the law,” Afunaya said