NASS Management Debunks Social Media Video Alleging Siege of National Assembly Complex by DSS

Paschal Emeka, Abuja | February 16, 2023

The National Assembly management has described as fake, malicious a video trending on social media alleging a siege of the National Assembly complex by officers of the Department of State Services, DSS, and urged the public to disregard it

In a press statement entitled National Assembly under siege by the DSS and signed by Agada Rawlings Emmanuel, Director, Information, National Assembly, the management revealed that the video was tweeted from twitter handle of one @chukwiebuka.

“The reposted unverified video clips was a reported incident that took place in 2018 at the main entrance gate leading into the National Assembly complex, which is presently under reconstruction and nearing completion for commissioning.

“It is therefore, intriguing to understand what motive this mischief marker set out to achieve with the repost, gauging the political mood of the country and the forthcoming general elections.

“Accordingly, the members of the National Assembly, staff and the general public are to discountenance the said unverified malicious, mischievous and misleading reposted video as fake news in its entirety as the National Assembly members currently on recess and staff are not under any siege by the DSS.

The statement informed that the new Clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Sani Magaji Tambuwal and his Management team are fully in charge, focused and determined to achieve their set goals in line with their core mandate to motivate the workforce to provide the expected support services to the National Assembly leadership/members, Federal Government and the general public.

“The management equally wishes to extend its esteemed appreciation and gratitude to the National Assembly leadership /members, top government officials, security agencies and the general public, who through phone calls, showed concerns and solidarity.

“It is expected that, the relevant security agencies should further Investigate the user of twitter handle account to forestall future abuse and spreading of misinformation into the media space capable of creating panic, mischief and anxiety leading to breakdown of law and order as this repost, may have be intended.

“Above all, this press release is to clear the doubts, concerns and anxiety in the public domain that, National Assembly, the symbol of our hard-earned democracy, is not under siege by the DSS or any security agencies of government.

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