DSS discovers plot to stage violent protests in the country, ahead of presidential election tribunal’s judgement.
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on September 4, 2023
As Nigerians await the judgement of the Presidential Election Tribunal in the suits filed by the PDP and Atiku Abubakar and that of the Labour Party and Peter Obi on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, the Department of State Services, DSS, says it has uncovered plots by political ring leaders to unleash violent protests nationwide to discredit the federal government and security agencies over sundry socio-economic matters.
A statement signed by the Service’ spokesman Peter Afunanya this Monday says the Intelligence reports have indicated that the plotters include certain politicians who are desperately mobilising unsuspecting student leaders, ethnic based associations, youth and disgruntled groups for the planned action.
In view of the development, University Vice-Chancellors and Heads of Tertiary Institutions are advised to discourage their students from engaging in acts capable of derailing public peace while parents are also enjoined to admonish their children and wards to shun the lure of participating in inimical behaviours or conduct against law and order.
The statement concluded that the DSS is aware of government’s efforts and determination to resolve some of the challenges confronting the nation and warns those desirous of subverting national security to retrace their steps.
Today marks the third time in 2023, the nation’s Secret Service is warning against the breakdown of law and order by unscrupulous elements.