BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – The Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday said that it has uncovered plans by some persons and groups desirous of taking advantage of latest developments in parts of the country to destabilize it.
The DSS specifically said that some prominent personalities and socio-cultural groups have resorted to divisive acts through inciting statements aimed at pitting individuals, groups and ethnic nationalities against another.
A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the DSS, Mr Peter Afunanya said that the Service is, without doubt, aware of the plans and their sponsors.
The Service therefore warned that it will no longer tolerate the orchestrations by subversive and unscrupulous elements to cause a breakdown of law and order in the country.
The DSS said that in this regard, it is working assiduously with relevant authorities and sister security and law enforcement agencies to ensure that the sinister objective is not achieved.
Afunanya further said; “The Service reiterates its commitment to the internal security of Nigeria and will, within the confines of the law, decisively deal with planners of the mayhem.
“Law abiding citizens are urged to go about their normal businesses and disregard the antics of agents of destabilization.
“They should, however, avail the Service and related agencies with useful information about the activities of criminals and groups intent on instigating violence in the country”.