Insecurity: DSS Talks Tough, Warns Against Inciting Utterances

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The Department of State Services has warned against comments capable of damaging the nation’s security.

In a statement, DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya warned religious and political leaders to desist from actions inimical to the peace and sovereignty of the country.

Afunanya added that the objective of the recent calls for the resignation or impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari was the disintegration of the country.

In a statement on Sunday titled, ‘DSS supports indivisible, united Nigeria, warns against unsavoury, inciting utterances,’ the secret service said “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.

DSS stated, “The Department of State Services 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 has been established that the main objective for these is to cause a disintegration of the country.

“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.”

“Even though democracy offers free speech, it does not give room to reckless pronouncements capable of undermining security,” it added.

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