HIGH ALERT! DSS Declares War Against Secessionists, Pastors, Others Seeking To Throw Nigeria Into Anarchy
Nigeria’s intelligence service, DSS, has announced it will begin clamping down on those it described as agents of anarchy across the country.
Peter Afunanya, the spokesman for the secret police, said in a statement on Sunday, that anyone creating instability through inciting comments that threaten the sovereignty and corporate existence of the nation will no longer be tolerated.
The agency also condemned what it termed unnecessary vituperations and activities of some religious and past political leaders who have either called for a forceful change of government or mass action against it.
The DSS described as unfortunate, a situation where those who should be patriotic were allowing their personal ambitions to ruin the nation.
It reminded every Nigerian that although democracy offers free speech, it does not give room to reckless pronouncements.
The agency, however, said it was working with other security and law enforcement agencies to ensure the maintenance of peace and internal security in the country.
The Afunanya’s statement reads, “The Department of State Services (DSS) hereby condemns the unsavory statements by misguided elements who have continued to threaten the government, sovereignty, and corporate existence of this country.
“Notable are the unnecessary vituperations and activities of some religious and past political leaders who have either called for a forceful change of government or mass action against it. It has been established that the main objective for these is to cause a disintegration of the country.
“It is unfortunate that those at the forefront of this are respectable individuals who should be patriotic and not allow their personal ambitions to ruin the nation.
“The Service has also noted their desperation and penchant to collaborate with external forces and influences against Nigeria.
“They are reminded that even though democracy offers free speech, it does not give room to reckless pronouncements capable of undermining security. It is instructive to note that the ballot box remains the vehicle of change in a democracy.