Operatives from the Department of State Security (DSS) have been drafted to the camp of the Super Eagles in Uyo to beef security around the team ahead of Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Libya.
Sportinglife.ng understands that the directive came from the Akwa Ibom state government in agreement with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
“We had to bring in the DSS to ensure that the players and officials are well protected for the period they are in the state. We can’t afford to take anything for granted or wait for something negative to happen before we begin to react. What we have done is simply a proactive and precautionary measure from our end and not to witch-hunt any one or group of persons,” a source told Sportinglife.ng.
The operatives resumed on Thursday and were seen during the team’s training session at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium.
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Thursday’s and Friday’s session were closed to the fans and public after 15 minutes which was announced on the team’s Twitter handle to enable the head coach Gernot Rohr commence his tactical plans ahead of the match.