DSS raises alarm over plans to destabilise Nigeria

•Warns against spread of fake news

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday alerted the Nation over plans by subversive groups and individuals to undermine national security, peace and the unity of the country.

In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja yesterday by its Spokesperson, Dr Peter Afunanya, the Service warned the masterminds to watch it as the full weight of the law would be brought against them

According to the Service, “these elements are determined to exploit political differences and other occurrences, within and outside the country, to destabilize the nation.

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“They also initiate narratives to deepen their subversive objectives so as to achieve preferred illegal outcomes”.

Dr Afunanya declared that the sole aim of the perpetrators “is to set the country on fire as well as inflame passions across ethnic and religious divides with expected violent consequences”.

The Service also expressed dismay over the increasing use of fake news and unsubstantiated information spread across social media platforms to deceive and incite sections of the populace to civil unrest.

While condemning the unpatriotic and misguided activities of these anti-social elements, the Service advised citizens to remain law-abiding, peaceful and report any suspicions likely to inhibit public safety to appropriate authorities in the country.

On its part, the Service promised that it would remain committed in its pursuit of national stability in line with its statutory mandate of protecting the country against crimes and threats to its internal security.

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