What comes to your mind when you hear that the spirits now live and walk among men? Lol.
Well, the secret police are now visible on the streets of social media in my community.
DSS SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES DEBUT
The Department of State Services (DSS) hereby informs the public that it has created Social Media handles which are as follows:
— Department of State Services (DSS) (@OfficialDSSNG) March 6, 2023
Reactions are still trailing this development as many wonder why the secret police entered the social media arena now that tension in my community is high, and young people find Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as places to rant and give each other woto-woto.
DSS don get twitter account, try dey check their likes once once, if dem don like one of your tweet, just dey pack your bags 🙏🏾
— 𝐌𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐊 🌴 (@TheMahleek) March 6, 2023
In fact, one tweep even summoned the courage to inform the secret police about how certain expressions are used on the platforms.
Dear @OfficialDSSNG welcome to Twitter, someone from unhappy will welcome you officially.
Hope you can take joke , and understand that words like “werey” na joke.
“I will sue you”,”see you in court ” na running technics and mechanism
Finally we no send anybody papa here
— PROMZY ⚪ (@moniversity0) March 6, 2023
Although the secret police said it created social media accounts ‘to enhance public engagement’, my community members are still not convinced.
That is to show the state of mistrust between my people and our government. Some are even insinuating that the secret police plan to limit people’s freedom of speech.
Nigerians can read different meanings to things, ehn.
DSS is now on twitter. Hopefully people will not start disappearing from their homes because of tweets. No Administration has abused human rights like the current APC Govt 😒😒 https://t.co/vulicAzEKs
— NKEM #PeterObi2023 (@Nkemchor_) March 6, 2023
Iya Barakat has even seized her adolescent daughter’s phone because the fear of the secret police is the beginning of deleting tweets. Mama no wan hear stories that touch.
But what if Iya Barakat and several other community members are wrong about the DSS, also known as SSS? Yes, I had to find a way to mention their ogbonge name with my full chest. Lol.
One of the functions of the DSS is to prevent and detect any crime against the internal security of Nigeria.
It also has the responsibility to prevent, detect, and investigate threats of espionage, subversion, sabotage, terrorism, separatist agitations, inter-group conflicts, economic crimes of national security dimension and threats to law and order.
The secret police now have to prove my community members wrong by ensuring that everyone is well-engaged on social media.
Las, las, if you don’t want to ‘collect’, be a law-abiding community member. Blocking the secret police will not help you o! Just ensure that you check and double-check every post before sharing to avoid spreading misinformation and disinformation.
Finally, my brethren, don’t use freedom of speech as an excuse to open your mouth ‘waaah’! Mind what you post and do so responsibly.
Photo source: The Guardian