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DSS Takes Proactive Measures In Response To Garki Market Incident

ByHybrid News

Sep 14, 2023

The Department of State Services (DSS) has taken proactive measures in response to the recent incident that occurred at Garki Market in Abuja involving its staff and members of the public.

In a press release issued by the Public Relations Officer of the DSS, Peter Afunanya, Ph.D, the agency acknowledged the incident that took place on 7th September, 2023, and the subsequent statement it had issued earlier. The DSS is actively addressing the matter, demonstrating its commitment to transparency and accountability.

The DSS has taken significant steps in response to the incident. An in-house investigative team has been constituted to thoroughly examine the circumstances surrounding the incident. This investigation is ongoing, and the agency is fully cooperating with law enforcement authorities.

Of paramount importance is the well-being of the two injured individuals involved in the incident. The DSS has visited both victims in different hospitals where they are currently receiving medical treatment. The agency has undertaken to cover the medical expenses and has already made the necessary deposits for this purpose. In an effort to underscore its commitment, the DSS has offered to transfer the victims to its state-of-the-art medical facility in Abuja, emphasizing that these actions are not an admission of guilt but rather a humanitarian gesture.

The DSS has maintained regular contact with the families or guardians of the injured parties and will continue to provide updates on their recovery and progress. The agency’s assurance is that both victims are in good spirits and responding well to treatment.

Crucially, the DSS wishes to clarify that it has not interfered with the ongoing police investigation into the incident. The agency’s stance is not only to ensure justice for the victims but also aligns with its dedication to upholding the principles of transparency, accountability, and the rule of law. The DSS remains fully committed to facilitating a thorough and unbiased investigation.

The DSS has expressed its readiness to provide further updates on the matter as it progresses toward a resolution. The agency seeks to reassure the public of its unwavering commitment to transparency, accountability, and justice in this case.

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