DSS Reacts To Plot To Overthrow President Buhari

On May 18, 2019 0 Comment

The Department of State Services (DSS) has condemned the alleged plot to overthrow the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Nigeria’s secret police also accused the organisation it called the Nigeria Continuity and Progress (NCP) of being responsible for the alleged revolutionary call.

In a statement on Friday by DSS spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, the security agency dismissed the group as being unpatriotic as it allegedly called for a revolution and forceful change of government.

He added, “The Service is aware that the group is working in tandem with a body of subversive agents and adversaries of the Nigerian State.

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“The aim is to create an atmosphere of insecurity and use same to cause disaffection among the people.

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“It is evident that the misguided group and its cohorts have also planned to instigate widespread violence against the government in order to actualize their infamous agenda of forceful change of regime”.

Further, DSS said given its constitutional mandate of ensuring the internal security of Nigeria, it would stop at nothing to achieve this.

The statement reads in part, “The DSS not only supports the consolidation of democracy in Nigeria but will leave no stone unturned in rooting out persons or groups desirous of truncating the process or undermining the country’s peace and corporate existence.

“The Service will, therefore, not condone any form of extra-judicial activities or methods designed or adopted by persons or groups to subvert constituted authorities.

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“Consequently, aggrieved politicians are enjoined, for the umpteenth time, to desist, forthwith, from plans to take laws into their hands or engage in acts capable of breaching the peace. Instructively, defaulting persons will surely be brought to book”.

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