2023: DSS warns politicians against using thugs

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Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Department of State Services ( DSS), on Friday, in Kaduna, warned of the likelihood of politicians using thugs during the election.

The DSS Director in Kaduna, Mr Abdul Enachie, stated this in his presentation of a report of security situation for 2nd and 3rd quarters in the state.

Enachie advised the Kaduna State government to take the report seriously and provide adequate solutions before the 2023 elections.

He pleaded with residents in the state to provide useful information to security agents that could lead to the arrest of informants who are helping bandits or terrorists in carrying out nefarious activities in the state

According to him, informants are embedded among residents.

While he urged the military to sustains their operations against terrorists in areas like Birnin Gwari and other flashpoints, the DSS director also pleaded with the Federal Government to complete the Kaduna-Abuja and Birnin Gwari highways, as it would assist the security situation on the road.

Responding, the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, advised security agencies to ensure that all political actors working with thugs are profiled and prosecuted before the general elections.