DSS: Plots To Cause Ethno-Religious Crisis Uncovered, Citizens Beware!

The Department of State Services (DSS) in a statement, dated March 19, 2022, signed by its Public Relations Officer (PRO) Peter Afunanya, has warned citizens against the plots to cause unrests in some part of the country, in particular, the north central zone.

 

DSS reported, “it came to its notice that, some ‘elements’ are planning to stoke violence in the country,” and that their ‘sponsors’ have started mobilizing some foot soldiers, with the aim “to cause ethno-religious crisis, ignite reprisals, and heat up the polity.”

 

DSS therefore cautioned, “Citizens are advised …to resist persuasions to be used to destroy their own country. Those who may wish to go contrary to the law will, however, face the consequences.”

 

The statement reads:

DSS UNCOVERS PLOT FOR VIOLENCE IN THE NORTH CENTRAL ZONE

The Department of State Services (DSS) hereby alerts the public of a sinister plan by some elements to stoke violence in parts of the country particularly the North Central.

The aim is to cause ethno-religious crisis, ignite reprisals and heat up the polity. In a bid to achieve this, the sponsors have mobilised foot soldiers and held several meetings in and outside the target areas.

The Service is also aware of a plot to use students, striking University teachers, labour unions, disgruntled individuals and strategic groups as well as exploit the global energy situation to carry out a mass protest like the ENDSARS. This is despite ongoing efforts by Government to address the issues.

While the Service views the machination as unpatriotic, it is on the trail of the agents of destabilisation who are desirous of using violence to achieve ulterior goals.

Though it has emplaced measures to disrupt these tendencies, it warns the ring leaders and their cohorts to desist from acts capable of causing a breakdown of law and order.

The public should be rest assured that the Service will, in conjunction with other security agencies, go after the sponsors of this scheme and ensure the law takes it course.

Citizens are advised not only to engage according to rules but should resist persuasions to be used to destroy their own country.

Those who may wish to go contrary to the law will, however, face the consequences.

Peter Afunanya, Ph.D, fsi

Public Relations Officer

Department of State Services

National Headquarters

Abuja.

19th March, 2022

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