The Department of State Services (DSS) has announced the discovery of plans by certain individuals in various parts of the country to organize violent protests aimed at discrediting the Federal Government and security agencies. These protests are reportedly intended to address various socio-economic concerns.
Plotters and Objectives
According to a statement released by the DSS Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, intelligence reports have revealed that the individuals involved in planning these violent protests include certain politicians. These politicians are allegedly working to mobilize unsuspecting student leaders, ethnic-based associations, youth groups, and disgruntled factions to participate in these demonstrations.
The primary objective appears to be to create disruptions and discredit both the Federal Government and security agencies. This announcement has raised concerns about the potential for these protests to escalate into violence and pose a threat to public peace.
DSS Vigilance and Monitoring
The DSS has taken proactive measures to address this situation by identifying the leaders behind the plot and maintaining continuous surveillance around them. The aim is to deter them from pursuing actions that could potentially lead to chaos and anarchy in the country.
Advisory to Educational Institutions and Parents
In response to these developments, the DSS has issued advisories to University Vice-Chancellors and Heads of Tertiary Institutions, urging them to discourage their students from participating in activities that could disrupt public peace.
Furthermore, parents and guardians are advised to counsel their children and wards against engaging in any behavior that goes against the principles of law and order.
Government’s Efforts to Address Challenges
The statement also acknowledges the government’s commitment to resolving the various challenges facing the nation. The DSS calls on those contemplating actions that threaten national security to reconsider their intentions, as the security agency is prepared to take legal action against individuals or groups involved in subverting national security.
As the situation unfolds, the nation will be watching closely, hoping for a peaceful resolution to the issues at hand, and the security agencies will continue their efforts to maintain public order and safety.