The Department of State Services (DSS) has appealed to Nigerians for more support.
Yusuf Bichi, director-general of the secret police, made the appeal at the 2020 International Youth Day celebration organised by the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) in Abuja.
Represented by Peter Afunaya, public relations officer of the agency, Bichi said the security police is doing so much in challenging conditions.
He said the DSS is also concerned with “ensuring citizens engaged in legitimate businesses and live in a peaceful environment to pursue their dreams and ambitions”.
He said what the security operatives need is the support of Nigerians instead of condemnation.
“It is not good that our youths, our mothers, the entire citizens will continue to condemn security agencies,” he said.
“They are doing so much; they keep awake when you are asleep, they are in the rains, they are in the sun.
“Someone that is killed in Borno or elsewhere is the father of someone, he is a husband of a wife and an uncle to someone.
“So you do not celebrate over the death of someone because you think they are not doing so much. They are and in very challenging conditions.
“We work in very precarious situations and what we need is the support of Nigerians, we need your prayers, we need information from you so that in every conflict, all parties are concerned, every party goes on defense, and all parties try to win.”