The Department of the State Security (DSS) said its operatives did not make any attempt to arrest a popular Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho.
In a statement on Friday, February 26, the intelligence agency through its public relations officer, Peter Afunanya, described the reported attempted arrest as misinformation.
Reporters At Large earlier reported that there was pandemonium along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Friday when a joint team of policemen and the Department of State Services (DSS) attempted to arrest Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho.
The attempted and foiled arrest has been generating a whirlpool of reactions on social media, with Nigerians telling the federal government to face the problem of insecurity.
A tersely worded statement by Afunanya reads: “The Department of State Services wishes to refute the news that it attempted to arrest one Sunday Igboho, today, at Ibadan, Oyo State.
“The said news is misinforming and should be taken as fake and therefore be disregarded.”