DSS Discovers Plot by Some Groups to Stage Violent Protests


The Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday, September 4, said that it has uncovered plans by some elements in parts of the country to stage violent protests in Nigeria.

The protests, according to the DSS, is targeted at discrediting the Federal Government and security agencies over various socio-economic issues. 

In a statement by the DSS Public Relations Officer, Dr Peter Afunanya, it was said that intelligence reports indicated that the plotters include certain politicians allegedly mobilising unsuspecting student leaders, ethnic-based associations, youths and disgruntled groups for the planned action. 

However, the security agency said that it has identified the ring leaders of the plot and established a sustained monitoring around them in order to deter them from plunging the nation into anarchy.

“In view of this development, University Vice-Chancellors and Heads of Tertiary Institutions are advised to discourage their students from engaging in acts capable of derailing public peace. 

“Also, parents and guardians are enjoined to admonish their children and wards respectively to shun the lure of participating in inimical behaviours or conducts against law and order.

“While the DSS is aware of government’s efforts and determination to resolve some of the challenges confronting the nation, it warns those desirous of subverting national security to retrace their steps. 

“This is more so that it will not hesitate to legally come against persons and groups behind the devious plans,” the statement read.

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