Senator’s aides conveyed thugs in SUVs to attack #EndSARS protesters —Ex-DSS director
A former Assistant Director with the Department of State Services, Dennis Amachree, has opened up about the viral video which was recorded in Wuse 2, Abuja, showing men in suits conveying armed thugs in a black Sports Utility Vehicle to attack protesters.
Amachree said on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme that the men in suits were not DSS officials but actually aides to a senator.
He said just as the DSS had been able to identify and arrest impersonators, the Nigerian Army ought to do the same rather than just claim that those who opened fire on protesters at the Lekki toll plaza may have been impersonators.
The former DSS officials said, “I don’t want to follow the style of the army where they said people can buy uniforms and wear them and come out. If you wear a dark suit and tie and drive a black SUV, many people would say that is the DSS but I actually inquired about that.
“I called the headquarters to find out. Those people were working for a particular senator. And if that is the case, I think they should (arrest them). If anybody tries to impersonate security personnel, he should be arrested immediately.
Don’t allow it to happen and then you go ahead and then do inquiries or panels or whatever. I know a lot of people impersonating SSS, taking letters to different places have been arrested and they have been dealt with immediately. Those people you are referring to were not SSS officials.”
Armed thugs conveyed in what appeared to be black government Sports Utility Vehicles with concealed number plates were seen attacking #EndSARS protesters in the Wuse 2 area of Abuja on Tuesday.