Defence & Security

DSS alleges plot to cause mayhem in N’Central

By Paul Michael, Abuja

Department of State Services (DSS) said it has uncovered a plot to cause mayhem in the country, particularly the North Central region.

Public Relations Officer of the DSS, Dr. Peter Afunanya, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.

He explained that the plot was to cause ethno-religious crisis, ignite reprisals and heat up the polity.

According to him, the sponsors have mobilised foot soldiers and held several meetings in and outside the target area in a bid to achieve their aim. The Trumpet gathered.

He further revealed that the Service is aware of a ploy to use students, striking university teachers, labour unions, disgruntled individuals and strategic groups to cause the mayhem.

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According to Afunanya, the target is also to exploit the global energy situation to carry out a mass protest like the #EndSARS, in spite of government’s efforts to address the issues.

He, however, added that the Service has put up measures to avert and curtail the planned violence. He therefore, warned the sponsors of the ploy to desist from causing unnecessary violence.

He said, “While the Service views the machination as unpatriotic, it is on the trail of the agents of destabilisation who are desirous of using violence to achieve ulterior goals.

“Though it has emplaced measures to disrupt these tendencies, it warns the ring leaders and their cohorts to desist from acts capable of causing a breakdown of law and order.”

Afunanya pledged the commitment of the Service, in conjunction with other security agencies, to go after the sponsors of this scheme and ensure the law takes it course.

He urged citizens to resist the temptation of being used to cause violence in the country and engage according to the law.


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