About four months after seven Department of State Security (DSS) agents were feared killed and their bodies missing when they engaged suspected oil pipeline vandals at the Ikorodu area of Lagos, their family members have decried the service’s silence on the issue.
The families have therefore appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to order a comprehensive probe of the DSS operatives’ murder.
They also want him to compel the DSS to pay the salaries and other entitlements of the missing operatives to their wives, children and take full financial responsibility of their respective families.
“Let Nigerians ask why the DSS should keep silent on the sudden disappearance of their gallant officers who were on national assignment and refuse to even ask their families how they have been faring!
“Reason and responsibility demand that the DSS should cater for the temporary financial needs of the families until they are back”, they said in a letter to President Buhari.
Also petitioned in the letter titled: “A plea for thorough investigation into the case of seven missing DSS operatives with Lagos Command”, were the Senate, the Inspector General of the Police (IGP), Solomon Arase and the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami.