The Nigerian secret police otherwise known as the Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed the raid on Trademore Estate in Abuja as tension in the capital city brews.
Dr. Peter Afunanya who is the spokesman for the DSS, who confirmed the raid, noted that there was no joint operation with foreign military.
In a statement obtained by Vanguard, Afunanya said: “It is true that an operation was carried out by DSS operatives and the Nigerian military but no foreign military personnel was involved.
‘It is not true that any bomb was recovered or anyone arrested during the operation in the said estate’.
Also, authorities of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command have described as Fake News, the ongoing recycling of reports that American Soldiers and operatives of the Department of State Service, DSS raided a house at Trademore Estate in Abuja and discovered boxes of explosives purportedly belonging to terrorists.
DSP Josephine Adeh, Public Relations Officer of the FCT Police Command when contacted simply replied, ‘It is not true, it’s Fake News’.
Meanwhile, sources in the military have described as impossible, ‘rumours’ making the rounds in social media that American soldiers led the operation to uncover the terrorists hidden abode at Trademore, discovered the explosives, and arrested suspects.
‘How is it possible that American Soldiers will enter the nation’s capital, lead an operation of such magnitude, and the security agencies, particularly the Nigerian Military and the Nigerian Police will not know or participate.’
‘These are the handiwork of mischief makers, out to achieve certain preconceived motives but soon, we will get to the root of what this mischief is all about’.
Recall that an eye witness and resident of the estate, Barr Chigozie Eburuo told Vanguard that the sting operation was carried out by the operatives of the Directorates of the States Security, DSS in the early hour of Tuesday.
He noted that the suspect was smoked out of a rented BQ apartment in the Police Quarters of the estate, where he rented and was perfecting plans to bomb targeted churches in the estate.