The Department of State Services (DSS) has raised alarm over plans by some elements in parts of the country to stage violent protests in order to discredit the Federal Government and security agencies over sundry socio-economic matters.
Public Relations Officer, Department of State Services Dr. Peter Afunanya, who made the disclosure in a statement on the 4th september 2023 stated that Intelligence reports have indicated that the plotters include certain politicians who are desperately mobilising unsuspecting student leaders, ethnic based associations, youth and disgruntled groups for the planned action.
The Service said it has identified the ring leaders of the plot as well as sustained monitoring around them in order to deter them from plunging the country into anarchy.
In view of the development, University Vice-Chancellors and Heads of Tertiary Institutions are advised to discourage their students from engaging in acts capable of derailing public peace.
The service is also calling on parents and guardians to admonish their children and wards respectively to shun the lure of participating in inimical behaviours or conducts against law and order.
The DSS while warning those desirous of subverting national security to retrace their steps, it noted that it will not hesitate to legally come against persons and groups behind the devious plans, as the service said is aware of Government’s efforts and determination to resolve some of the challenges confronting the nation.