DSS reveals plot by prominent persons, groups to ‘destabilise’ Nigeria
The Department of State Services on Monday said some prominent personalities and groups are planning to destabilise the country.
The DSS said those behind the plot plan to take advantage of insecurity in some parts of the country to cause trouble.
However, the agency said it will deal with the individuals and groups involved in the plot.
It also said the plot will not be allowed to succeed.
A statement issued by DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, said, ”The Department of State Services has uncovered plans by some persons and groups desirous of taking advantage of the latest developments in parts of the country to destabilise it.
“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.
“The Service is, without doubt, aware of these plans and their sponsors.
“Consequently, it warns that it will no longer tolerate the orchestrations by subversive and unscrupulous elements to cause a breakdown of law and order in the country.
“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.
”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 destabilisation.
“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.”