Following the disappearance of seven Department of State Service (DSS) officers who went on a mission to rescue the kidnapped Wife Of Sun Newspapers Deputy MD on the 15th of September 2015 till date, the Service has compensated family members of the victims with the sum of 250,000 naira for their burial, without returning the bodies. Recall that the kidnap victim was later released by the kidnappers on 17th September 2015 but no word has been heard from the DSS operatives since then.
According to the younger brother of one of the victims named Obiorah Nwafor (pictured), a father of two,
"This is my brother, the Samson of my family, my community, my state and Lagos State. The best DSS officer in Lagos State (2014)
"After over one year of sorrows, pains and false hope, The DSS has finally alerted the families of missing DSS officers that their loved ones 'died' as heroes in the line of duty. On Saturday, 29th of October, The DSS gave each of the families 250,000 as their own contribution for their burial... When we asked about their bodies, they told us that they can't locate their bodies.
"The minister of information once said that most Nigerians spend up to 100,000 on a bottle of Champagne… So I ask, if the lives of these 'fallen' heroes as they said, is worth only about two bottles of Champagne?
"I'm making a case not only for my brother but for all the security personnel who put their lives in harm’s way for the sake of this nation. While some people are paid to loot our money, those people who put their lives on the line are treated as... They say what goes around comes around, hence, as we continue to wallow in our pains, we thank President Buhari and the DSS as we lay this on the table of God Almighty!"