By William Madouk
South Sudan National Security Service (NSS) has defended the boss of internal security bureau, Gen Akol Koor Kuc, over an alleged doctored audio that claimed he intended harm against the person and integrity of President Salva Kiir Mayardit.
The alleged “concocted audio” circulated widely on various WhatsApp platforms, alleging that Gen. Koor purportedly hired spear masters to wish harm against Kiir.
However, NSS Director of Public Relation – Internal Security Bureau, David John Kumuri, on Monday termed the audio as ‘baseless’ adding it was created by people with ‘evil’ intention toward the spy boss.
“The public is hereby informed that the Director General is not in the country and has no knowledge of such evil acts directed at harming the person of the President, his reputation, and integrity,” Kumuri said.
“Furthermore, adversaries of the Director General, who want to create a rift between him and H.E. the President, concocted the media propaganda,” he added.
He also implored general public to refrain from participating in such harmful propaganda, asserting that such ‘concoction’ not only threatens the safety of President but also undermines country’s stability.
“The ISB is dedicated to protecting our great country and will not tolerate any attempts to disrupt the peace and harmony that we have worked so hard to attain,” he noted.
Mr. Kumuri stated that national security service will ‘leave no stone unturned’ and warned of a ‘stern’ legal suit toward those who would be found guilty, should any fingerprint point to them.
“Anybody found engaging in such harmful propaganda against the integrity and person of the President and that of the Director General of the Internal Security Bureau (ISB) shall face the full force of the law if apprehended,” he warned.
“The service will (leave) no stone unturned in its pursuit of justice, and we will ensure that those responsible for spreading harmful propagandas are held accountable,” he continued.
According to Kumuri, the national security service is now conducting thorough investigation and general public would be informed in due time.
“The national security services appeal to the general public to refrain from such harmful acts, which constitute a grave crime under our laws and cooperate with our investigation team and report any suspicious activities immediately,” the spy mouthpiece warned.