In the wake of heightened insecurity in the South East and the upcoming Anambra State Governorship election, the Department of State Services has urged the media to avoid sensationalising news.
The Public Relations Officer of the DSS, Peter Afunaya in a statement released to the media said sensationalising news poses negative consequences for public order and peaceful coexistence.
Afunaya frowned at the rate at which some media handlers glorify activities of terrorists, bandits and secessionists. He condemned this model of reporting saying these elements thrive on undeserved publicity which they enjoy from media patronage.
The DSS spokesperson also called on the media to shun the reportage of these media handlers who do not mean well for the unity of the entire nation
The DSS further pledged its collaboration with appropriate stakeholders to ensure not only a hitch free electoral exercise but a conducive environment necessary for citizens to pursue their legitimate businesses in and outside the State is provided.