The Department of State Services, DSS, has said that it has uncovered a sinister plan by some elements to stoke violence in parts of the country particularly the North Central.
The Service’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Peter Afunnanya, who disclosed this in a statement Saturday, 19 March, said the aim is “to cause ethno-religious crisis, ignite reprisals and heat up the polity”.
TheFact Nigeria learnt from Mr. Afunnanya that the sponsors plan to mobilize foot soldiers and have held several meetings in and outside the target areas.
According to the statement, there is a plot to use students, striking university teachers, labour unions, disgruntled individuals and strategic groups as well as exploit the global energy situation to carry out a mass protest like the ENDSARS. This is despite ongoing efforts by Government to address the issues.
“While the Service views the machination as unpatriotic, it is on the trail of the agents of destabilisation who are desirous of using violence to achieve ulterior goals. Though it has emplaced measures to disrupt these tendencies, it warns the ring leaders and their cohorts to desist from acts capable of causing a breakdown of law and order”, the statement said.
The Service also assured the general public it will, in conjunction with other security agencies, go after the sponsors of this scheme and ensure the law takes it course.
Consequently, citizens are advised not only to engage according to rules but should resist persuasions to be used as tools to destroy their own country.
“Those who may wish to go contrary to the law will, however, face the consequences”, said the Service.