We're doing so much for you, stop condemning us, DSS tells Nigerians/ DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) says Nigerians should cultivate the habit of appreciating security agencies working round the clock to protect them.

Its Director-General, Yusuf Bichi, said this in his remarks at the 2020 International Youth Day celebration organised by the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) in Abuja on Wednesday.

Bichi, who was represented by the DSS Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunaya, said Nigerians need to support the agency's efforts toward safeguarding lives rather than condemning it.

The DSS said it is concerned with “ensuring citizens engaged in legitimate businesses and live in a peaceful environment to pursue their dreams and ambitions”.

“It is not good that our youths, our mothers, the entire citizens will continue to condemn security agencies.

“They are doing so much; they keep awake when you are asleep, they are in the rains, they are in the sun.

“Someone that is killed in Borno or elsewhere is the father of someone, he is a husband of a wife and an uncle to someone.

“So you do not celebrate over the death of someone because you think they are not doing so much. They are and in very challenging conditions.

“We work in very precarious situations and what we need is the support of Nigerians, we need your prayers, we need information from you so that in every conflict, all parties are concerned, every party goes on defense, and all parties try to win.”