The Department of State Services (DSS) said it will investigate the alleged assault of a photojournalist with Vanguard Newspapers, Gbemiga Olamikan, by its operatives.
Responding to a trending video of the alleged assault in a WhatsApp platform on Tuesday, DSS spokesman, Dr Peter Afunanya, said the Service is a responsible security organisation which does not assault journalists.
“The DSS is a responsible security Organisation which does not assault journalists. The Service has a good working relationship with a broad spectrum of the Media.
“This is knowing that Security and Media are partners in nation-building and should exist in understanding, peace and harmony. For this reason, the Service will investigate the allegation you have presented,” he said.