DSS uncovers plan to stage violent protest in Nigeria


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

A statement issued by DSS Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, said the violent protest aims to discredit the Federal Government and security agencies over sundry socio-economic matters.

“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,” the statement said.

Afunanya noted that the Service has identified the ring leaders of the plot and has sustained monitoring around them to deter them from plunging the country 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 the 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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