DSS Alerts Public On Planned Violent Action, Warns Perpetrators

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The Department of State Service (DSS) has notified the public on a planned violent action to disrupt peace across the country.

The DSS also warned perpetrators to desist from disrupting the peace currently enjoyed in the country. 

This was contained in a statement on Saturday by Peter Afunanya, the image maker of the Service. 

Afunanya noted that the DSS had earlier advised politicians to approach the court if they were suspicious of infractions during the just-concluded elections.

“It is evident that some aggrieved politicians are already taking advantage of this legal process. 

“This, without doubt, is the beauty of democracy. 

It is strongly believed that this approach enhances peace and security. 

“All and sundry should cherish it,” he added.

The DSS also warned those peddling fake news and hate speech to desist from the act. 

“Be that as it may, the DSS will not tolerate a situation where persons and/or groups take laws into their hands and champion anarchy. 

“Those peddling fake news, hate speech and all forms of false narratives as basis to ignite violence or pit the people against the present or incoming administrations, at the Federal, State and Parliamentary levels, should stop forthwith. 

“Those inciting violence have nothing to gain as doing so will not only consume them but also the innocent. 

“It is otherwise disturbing to see respected personalities use their platforms to mislead or incite citizens.

“This, to say the least, does not augur well for peaceful coexistence and general order. 

“Therefore, the Service will continue to take necessary measures to checkmate these elements who do not wish the country well. 

“This is to ensure that the conducive environment is provided for citizens and residents to pursue their legitimate businesses.

“A stitch in time, they say, saves nine. Let all be guided,” Afunanya stated.

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