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  • The State Security Service (SSS) is headed by a Director General addressed as the Director General, State Services (DGSS). He is assisted at the national level by Directors who head various Directorates at the National Headquarters. At the State level, the Service is headed by a Director of Security,/ who is assisted by 4-4 Assistant Directors in charge of Operations and Intelligence, Administration/Logistics and Security Enforcement. At the Local Government, the Service is headed by a Local Government Security Chief who coordinates Other Officers below Him

     

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  • The SSS began with the establishment of the defunct 'E' Department of the Nigerian Police Force in 1948. The Department which was also referred to as the Special Branch Office of the Inspector-General of Police and was primarily charged with the procuring and disseminating intelligence of security matters to relevant authorities.

     

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  • The operations of the State Security Service may arise out of tasking directed personally by the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces; the National Defense and Security. Council; the National Security Adviser; the Intelligence Community Committee (ICC) or the Joint Intelligence Board (JIB) subject to ratification by the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed .Forces where considered necessary or desirable.

     

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Our Objectives

We are obligated by law to investigate:

  • Threat of espionage
  • Threat of subversion
  • Threat of sabotage
  • Economic crimes of national security dimension
  • Terrorist activities
  • Separatist agitations and inter-group conflicts
  • Threats to law and order

| | To provide internal effective security coverage of the county, within the norms of democracy and rule of law. This is to be achieved through the procurement of timely and accurate security intelligence and the conduct of counter measures to curtail threats
 

Our Mission

To provide internal effective security coverage of the county, within the norms of democracy and rule of law. This is to be achieved through the procurement of timely and accurate security intelligence and the conduct of counter measures to curtail threats

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