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DSS alleges plot to destabilise Nigeria

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The Department of State Services (DSS) yesterday said some groups were plotting to undermine the nation’s security, peace and unity.Its spokesperson, Peter Afunaya, in a statement yesterday claimed that the plotters were determined to exploit political differences and other events within and outside Nigeria to execute their plot.

Afunaya, who did not mention a specific individual or group, alleged that the planners were also trying to initiate narratives to deepen their “subversive objectives so as to achieve preferred illegal outcomes.”He said: “The aim is to set the country on fire as well as inflame passions across ethnic and religious divides with expected violent consequences.

“The service expresses 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.”

Condemning the “unpatriotic and misguided activities of these anti-social elements,” the image-maker warned those behind the purported clandestine moves to “desist forthwith from their unholy acts as the full weight of the law will be brought against them.”

Afunaya went on: “In the same vein, citizens are enjoined to remain law-abiding, peaceful and report any suspicion likely to inhibit public safety to appropriate authorities.

“On its part, the service will remain committed to its pursuit of national stability in line with its statutory mandate of protecting the country against crimes and threats to internal security.”

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