The Department of State Services (DSS), has denied dispersing doctors attending a Saudi Arabia-organised job interview at the Sheraton Hotel Abuja.
Spokesman for the Service, Dr. Peter Afunanya, made the denial in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.
An online newspaper had reported that armed operatives of the Department of State Services on Thursday opened fire outside Sheraton Hotel in Abuja to disperse Nigerian doctors who were arriving for an interview for medical positions in Saudi Arabia.
At least one person was injured and had been moved to a hospital in the Mabushi Abuja,
Afunanya said the denial became necessary following incorrect information published and circulated in some sections of the media that operatives of the DSS dispersed doctors attending the interview.
No further evidence was also adduced to prove that the DSS carried out such operation at the hotel. It is obvious that the news is only designed to embarrass the organization, he stated.
Afunanya urged the media to always crosscheck facts and guard against the use of their platforms to mislead the public or to undermine national security.