DSS threatens to deal with President Buhari critics
By Samuel Bankole
The Department of State Service (DSS) has accused those calling for the resignation of President Mohammadu Buhari of planning “to cause a disintegration of the country.”
In a statement on Sunday by the DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, the secret police described the president critics as misguided elements and accused them of threatening the government, sovereignty, and corporate existence of the country.
“It has been established that the main objective for these is to cause a disintegration of the country, Afunanya said in the statement.
According to Afunanya, the DSS “will no longer tolerate deliberate machinations by subversive and hostile groups whose agenda is to throw the country into anarchy so as to serve the interests of their sponsors.
He said the Servcie is assiduously working with other security and law enforcement agencies to ensure the maintenance of peace and internal security of the country.
“The Department of State Services (DSS) hereby condemns the unsavoury 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 forceful change of government or mass action against it.
“It is unfortunate that those in 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.
The secret Police said that self-centred individuals and groups are warned to stop engaging in acts inimical to the peace and sovereignty of this nation.
The DSS also called on influential personalities to be sensitive to the emerging situations and guard against divisive and inciting utterances that may cause a breakdown of law and order.
It would be recalled that as the insecurity in the country escalated, many prominent Nigerians, including religion leaders have called on the president to either step up action to curb the situation or resign to allow competent hands to take charges of the affairs of the country.
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