The attention of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been drawn to a trending video on social media in which someone suspected to be its staff was allegedly manhandled by some political miscreants in Adamawa State.

This followed developments arising from the supplementary governorship election in the State.

There was heightened tension in Adamawa State after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Senator Aisha Dahiru, popularly known as Binani, as the winner of the governorship election in the state without the declaration of full election results.


Barrister Hudu Yunusa, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for the state, made the declaration following the supplementary election held Saturday.

Consequently, reports also came that a National Commissioner of the INEC (name withheld) was stripped by unknown persons in the State.

In a trending video on social media, a stripped elderly man was also seen being interrogated by some men.

Peter Afunanya, the DSS public relations officer, in a statement on Monday, disclosed that the secret security agency has commenced an investigation into the incident

“The Service wishes to inform the public that it has commenced a full investigation into the circumstances that led to the incident. “While calling for calm, the Service also implores concerned parties in Adamawa State to remain peace-loving and shun violence,” Afunanya stated.