Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja
The Department of State Services (DSS) said yesterday it was determined to rout individuals and groups plotting to topple the Buhari Administration.
A statement issued late last night and signed by the Public Relations Officer of the agency, Peter Afunanya, said it would stop at nothing to root out individuals or groups planning to undermine the corporate existence of Nigeria.
“The Department of State Services (DSS) condemns recent activities of some unscrupulous elements in the name of Nigeria Continuity and Progress (NCP) which has unpatriotically called for a revolution and forceful change of government in the country.
“The Service is aware that the group is working in tandem with a body of subversive agents and adversaries of the Nigerian State. The aim is to create an atmosphere of insecurity and use same to cause disaffection among the people”, it said.
DSS said “it is evident that the misguided group and its cohorts have also planned to instigate widespread violence against the government in order to actualise their infamous agenda of forceful change of regime.
“In line with the Service’s mandate of ensuring the internal security of Nigeria, it will stop at nothing to achieve this. “Accordingly, the service will continue to work with other sister agencies and stakeholders to ensure that every segment of the populace pursues their legitimate aspirations in an environment that is devoid of fear or hinderance”.
The statement maintained that “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.”
“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”.