…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.
Nigerians React to DSS Twitter Handler’s Outburst
Nigerians on social media have expressed their opinions and reactions following the outburst of the Twitter handler of the Department of State Services (DSS) on July 18, 2023.
Mockery of Legal Practitioner Dragging DSS to Court
According to reports from Naija News, the secret police agency, DSS, posted a series of tweets mocking Maxwell Okpara, a legal practitioner who had filed a contempt of court charge against the agency and its Director-General, Yusuf Bichi.
Okpara and other lawyers were protesting the continued detention of Godwin Emefiele, the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
DSS Slams Okpara and Defends Its Actions
Describing Okpara as a Biafra agitator and a charge and bail lawyer, the DSS criticized him for defending the suspended CBN Governor.
In their tweets, the agency questioned the connection between Okpara, IPOB (Indigenous People of Biafra), and the suspended governor, and suggested that Okpara be educated on the points of law.
Uncomfortable Reactions from Nigerians
The provocative tweets by the secret police triggered strong reactions from Nigerians, who were taken aback by the language and tone used by the DSS.
Many expressed their dismay and disappointment with the agency’s behavior.
IPC Justice, a commentator, criticized the DSS for its lack of intelligence, inflammatory language, bias, and hate in their statement.
The commentator deemed it highly unprofessional and expressed shock at its content.
Ismael Oladapo compared the DSS handle to that of an agbero, a term used to describe unruly individuals.
The comparison reflected the unprofessionalism perceived in the DSS tweets.
Other Nigerians, such as declutter_sistah_ph and dr3w.af, highlighted the incompetence, ignorance, and greed exhibited by the older generation in positions of power.
While they acknowledged the need for entertainment, they also expressed disappointment and called for accountability.
Concerns About Lack of Consequences
Some individuals, like declutter_sistah_ph, lamented the absence of consequences for such behavior in Nigeria.
They expressed their frustration with the likelihood of the incident being explained away with false justifications.
Reflecting on the Situation of the Igbos
One commenter, akubueze_nwachereze, expressed the view that the Igbo people have suffered within the Nigerian system.
This comment highlights the broader context of the incident and the underlying tensions and grievances felt by certain groups in the country.
The outburst of the DSS Twitter handler drew widespread attention and criticism from Nigerians on social media, reflecting their concerns about professionalism, accountability, and the treatment of certain individuals or groups within the Nigerian society.
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