DSS directors converge in Kaduna over banditry, kidnapping in Northwest

Directors of State Commands of the Department of State Security (DSS) from the North converged in Kaduna on Thursday to deliberate on strategies to combat banditry in the region.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai emphasized the role of DSS in providing reliable information needed by the police, Armed Forces and other security agencies for the total defeat of insurgents.

El-Rufai said: “As directors of the State Commands of the DSS in the Northwest, you are all aware of the immense security challenges across the states in our region. The consequences of these serious security deficits have devastated the rural economy, taken lives and property and made simple travel an ordeal across federal, state and local roads.

“Addressing this grave problem and restoring order require that security managers and intelligence agencies constantly share information and experiences. These criminals operate across state lines.

“As the lead agency for domestic intelligence and counter-intelligence, the DSS has a vital role to play in providing the reliable information needed by the Police and Armed Forces and other security agencies for the total defeat of these dangerous insurgents.”

In his opening remarks, Kaduna State Director of DSS, Idris Koya said the periodic meeting was originated by the Director-General of the Service, Yusuf Magaji Bichi, to enable the directors come together and brainstorm on the changing spate of insecurity bedeviling the Northwest.



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