The Department of State Services (DSS) has expressed its dissatisfaction with a some sections of the media over what it described as the continous sensationalisation of news concerning the security challenges in parts of the country.

The DSS made this known through its Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunaya, via a statement yesterday in Abuja. He said some some media handlers give unnecessary attention and coverage to the activities of bandits, terrorists and secessionists.

He said it is "Condemnable given that these elements thrive on undeserved publicity which they enjoy from media patronage."

"Amidst heightened insecurity in the South East and the upcoming Anambra State Governorship election, the media is advised to apply restraint and avoid sensationalising news. The DSS believes that this dimension of reportage holds negative consequences for public order and peaceful co-existence."

Mr Afunaya also stated that the Service will continue to collaborate with appropriate stakeholders to ensure not only a hitch free electoral exercise but that a conducive environment necessary for citizens to pursue their legitimate businesses in and outside the State is provided.

Follow us on Twitter @eonsintelligenc and get exclusive news as it breaks


Join WhatApp Group