The Department of State Services (DSS) has reacted to reports that the service is illegally detaining some Nigerians.
DSS had been accused of keeping Abubakar Idris (aka Dadiyata), a strong critic on Federal and Kano state governments.
DSS was also said to be holding over 50 suspects “under excruciating conditions and “routinely tortured”.
Peter Afunanya, the spokesman of the service, in a statement on Tuesday, said that Dadiyata was taken away from his house by some armed men does not suggest that those men were DSS staff.
“For the sake of emphasis, the service has no reason to deny its arrest and detention of suspects if actually it carried out operations during, which such persons were arrested.
“It is not out of place for security and law enforcement agencies to arrest…