The Department of State Services, DSS has confirmed that twenty one deaths were recorded as a result of the shootout during an attempted jailbreak at its headquarters in Abuja on Sunday.
A statement signed by the services’ Deputy Director of Public Relations, Marilyn Ogar, said two operatives of the DSS sustained serious injuries during the incident.
She said investigation is ongoing to ascertain the immediate and remote causes of the attempted jailbreak.
It will be recalled that the DSS at about 7.15 a.m. on Sunday foiled an attempted jailbreak at its headquarters.
Marilyn Ogar had said the incident occurred when the services’ suspect handler went to the detention facility within the headquarters to feed suspects.