The Department of State Services (DSS) has distanced itself from a reported arrest of the President of Ijaw Youth Council, Comrade Peter Timothy Igbifa.
This coming after reports had gone viral that masked men seized and took Igbifa away on Tuesday May 25. Eyewitnesses disclosed that he was whisked away at about 8:45 am at the Port Harcourt International Airport road en route Abuja for a meeting.
Confirming the incident to journalists in Port Harcourt, Igbifa’s driver, Wisdom Emmanson said the IYC President was whisked away at gunpoint adding that some of the abductors were masked and wielded guns associated with secret police officers.
However DSS spokesperson, Dr Peter Afunanya in a WhatsApp message on Tuesday May 25, said:
“The DSS has nothing to do with the alleged arrest or whisking away of President of Ijaw Youth Council, Comrade Peter Timothy Igbifa, by suspected masked men.”
Igbifa was billed to lead a protest in Abuja following the expiration of a one-week ultimatum his group issued to the FG to reconstitute the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).