Yuletide: DSS uncovers plot to cause mayhem across Nigeria

The Department of State Services (DSS), on Tuesday, raised the alarm that it had uncovered an alleged syndicated plot by some undesirable groups to cause a breakdown of law and order in various parts of the country including Abuja.

In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday by its Spokesperson, Dr Peter Afunanya, the Service said that “the arrangement is to instigate protests, mass action and violence with a view to causing anarchy and destabilizing the country.

According to the Service, ” these predetermined actions have been designed to take place simultaneously in the major cities across the geopolitical zones in the coming weeks.

“This is more so that the plotters are also targeting the yuletide seasons to accomplish their sinister motives.

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However, the Service warned that considering the implications of these on public safety and national security, the anti-democratic elements responsible for these heinous plots should desist forthwith from their inglorious acts or be dealt with according to the law of the land.

It advised parents to warn their children and wards not to allow themselves to be used to foment trouble.

Similarly, it directed Heads of academic and public institutions to warn their students and employees respectively from engaging in any untoward activity against public order.

It declared that the Service and other sister agencies “are at alert and will ensure that peace and security are maintained in all parts of the country before, during and after the festive periods.”

It encouraged law-abiding citizens to go about their normal businesses without fear but report any suspected persons or breach of peace to the nearest security office to them.

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