Majorty of Nigerians are doubting the SSS explanation over gun battle inside the SSS turf at Aso Drive today. The SSS said suspected Boko Haram members unarmed SSS who went to give them food and over powered them. How the would thing turned to a gun battle is simply unexplanable.
In an earlier statement, the SSS spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar, confirmed that the gun battle began after a detainee disarmed an operative and tried to effect a jailbreak.
She stated, “At 0715 hours, the Service suspect handler went to the detention facility within the Headquarters to feed the suspects.
“One of the suspects attempted to disarm him by hitting him at the back of his head with his handcuff. His attempt to escape drew the attention of other guards at the facility who fired some shots to warn and deter others.
“The gun shots attracted the attention of the military with which we have an understanding of mutual assistance in the event of any threat.
“The Army immediately deployed a team to reinforce our perimeter guards to forestall any external collaborators. The situation has since been brought under control.”
However, in a recent statement, Ms. Ogar confirmed that 18 insurgents were killed while three others sustained gunshot wounds.
Ms. Ogar did not disclose the number of SSS operatives who were either killed or injured during the attack.
However, former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode who lives in Aso Drive wrote on Facebook that the story just did not add up. Fani Kayode said the SSS should just admit that Boko Haram members attacked and overwhelmed the SSS in an attempt to save their members. Many Nigerians on the social media are doubting the SSS story.