The Department of State Services (DSS) in Nigeria has denied having a joint operation with American soldiers following the terror alert signals sent by the American government few days ago.
The spokesperson for the DSS in the country, Peter Afunanya mentioned this to newsmen on Friday in Abuja.
According to him, the DSS hasn’t embarked on any physical combat in a joint mission with foreign counterparts.
He said “We did not carry out any joint operation with American Soldiers as widely reported in the media.
“Though we carried out an operation in an Abuja Estate with sister agencies, no foreign troops were involved,” he clarified.
The raid at Trademore Estate led to the arrest of suspected Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) members.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Embassy announced that the Department of State had authorized the evacuation of its staff in Abuja and their families.
America also advised its citizens in Nigeria not to travel to the nation’s capital for now, while those already in the territory should leave or keep a low profile.
“U.S. citizens should consider departing Abuja using available commercial options”, the advisory has warned.