The Department of State Security Services (SSS) also known as the Department of State Services (DSS), has said that government and security agencies alone cannot tackle insecurity in the country without the support of the citizens especially on intelligence gathering.
The Director General of the agency, Yusuf Bichi, said this on Saturday night in Abuja at the Security and Emergency Awards (SEMA 2020), where the organization was conferred with an award by Emergency Digest, a security tabloid.
The DG, represented by the service spokesman, Peter Afunanya, urged Nigerians to support the security agencies to rid the country of all forms of criminality, rather than point accusing fingers at them.
“We call in Nigerians to support security agencies and government. Security is no longer for government and security agencies, there is need for collaborative efforts and partnership.
“You continue to stay in your comfort zone and continue to blame security agencies for all, but the information that the security agencies need have you brought it?
“All those bad people are part of our communities, they live in our neighbourhood, if you know one, tell the security agencies about them. If you have not done all these, its time for us to have a rethink, it’s time for us to have a change of mind to re-dedicate ourselves to the ideals of building a country that is devoid of any kind of insecurity,” he said.