DSS uncovers plot to destabilize Nigeria
By our correspondent
The Department of State Services (DSS) on Tuesday said it had uncovered “syndicated plots” by some undesirable groups to cause a breakdown of law and order in the 36 state of the federation including Abuja.
According DSS the group had made arrangements to instigate protests, mass action and violence with a view to causing anarchy and destabilizing the country “in the coming weeks.”
The predetermined actions have been designed to take place simultaneously in the major cities across the geopolitical zones in the coming weeks
The DSS disclosed this in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, Dr. Peter Afunanya.
Afunanya said: “These predetermined actions have been designed to take place simultaneously in the major cities across the geopolitical zones in the coming weeks. This is more so that the plotters are also targeting the yuletide seasons to accomplish their sinister motives.
“Considering the implications of these on public safety and national security, the Service wishes to warn the anti-democratic elements responsible for these heinous plots to desist forthwith from their inglorious acts.
The department advised parents to rein in their wards and enjoin them not to allow themselves to be used to cause trouble and Heads of academic and public institutions to warn their students and employees respectively from engaging in any untoward activity against public order.
He added: “The Service and other sister agencies are at alert and will ensure that peace and security are maintained in all parts of the country before, during and after the festive periods. Law-abiding citizens are equally encouraged to go about their normal businesses without fear but report any suspected persons or breach of peace to the nearest security office to them.”