On Saturday, the Department of State Service (DSS) issued a warning about potential threats to the nation’s peace and stability, urging those behind the plans to abandon them or face the consequences under Nigerian law. The warning was made public in a statement provided to the press by DSS spokesperson Dr. Peter Afunanya.
DSS ALERTS OF PLANNED VIOLENT ACTION; WARNS AGAINST DESPERATION TO IGNITE VIOLENCE IN THE COUNTRY
— Department of State Services (DSS) (@OfficialDSSNG) March 25, 2023
The statement called for restraint and respect for the law, noting that while the democratic process allows for disagreement and dissent, it should not be used as an excuse to incite violence or promote lawlessness. The DSS emphasized that it will not tolerate any attempts to undermine law and order or encourage anarchy in the country.
Furthermore, the statement urged individuals to refrain from spreading false information, hate speech, or misleading narratives that could trigger violence or create divisions among the populace. The DSS expressed concern about the role of influential figures in spreading misinformation, which can be detrimental to peaceful coexistence and national unity.
The department also affirmed its commitment to taking necessary measures to counter any elements working against the country’s best interests. The aim is to create a safe environment for citizens and residents to engage in their lawful activities. Dr. Afunanya urged all to heed the warning, emphasizing the importance of preventive measures in maintaining peace and stability.
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