DSS Uncovers Fresh Plot To Disrupt Tinubu’s Inauguration

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The Department of State Services (DSS) has disclosed the existence of a plot by certain elements to disrupt the upcoming transition of power ceremonies in various parts of the country.

DSS Uncovers Fresh Plot To Disrupt Tinubu's Inauguration  The agency warned that these individuals intend to undermine the efforts of security agencies and sow panic among the citizenry.

In a press release on Thursday, DSS spokesperson Peter Afunanya urged all citizens to strictly adhere to the established protocols for the events taking place across the nation. The statement emphasized the importance of maintaining security and civil protocols during the ceremonies.

The statement partly read, “It would be recalled that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Transition Council on May 18, 2023, held a World Press Conference during which he announced activities for the Presidential inauguration.

“The major highlight of the activities is the swearing-in of the President on May 29, 2023, in Abuja. On the same date, new Governors will also be inaugurated in most of the States.

“The Service is, however, aware of plans by subversive elements to disrupt the programs in parts of the country. The aim is to undermine security agencies’ efforts at ensuring peaceful ceremonies as well as creating panic and fear among members of the public.

“Based on these, citizens, the media, and Civil Society Organisations are advised to adhere strictly to security and civil protocols during the events. ”

Advising Nigerians to shun fake news that could cause violence in the country, he urged unaccredited persons to stay away from the inauguration venues

He said, “They are also urged to shun fake news, false alarms, skewed reportage/narratives, and sensationalism that may likely inflame division, tension, and violence prior to and after the exercises. This is more so that such undesirable acts will serve no purpose other than destroying national unity and cohesion.

“Additionally, all unauthorized (and unaccredited) persons are warned to stay away from restricted and certain designated areas at the event venues.

DSS spokesperson also called on the public to remain calm and law-abiding, adding that the DSS would continue to sustain collaboration with sister agencies to ensure successful inauguration ceremonies nationwide

As the date of the Presidential and governorship inauguration draws nearer, heightened security measures are expected to be put in place to preempt any potential disruption and maintain peace and order during the transition of power.

The DSS and other security agencies remain vigilant and determined to thwart any threats posed by these elements bent on disturbing the country’s peaceful transition of power.

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