The Department of State Services has once more issued a warning to certain individuals planning to stir up trouble in the nation. The security outfit issued a strong caution against instigating remarks and hate speech directed towards the current administration and elected officials at all levels.
In a statement released on Saturday, the group’s spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, urged lawmakers to refrain from inflaming the political climate despite their plans to seek restitution in court.
The statement partly read: “The Department of State Services again alerts the public of plans to violently disrupt peace in the country. The Service hereby warns those desperate to cause a breakdown of law and order to desist from that.
“It is evident that some aggrieved politicians are already taking advantage of this legal process. This, without a doubt, is the beauty of democracy. It is strongly believed that this approach enhances peace and security. All and sundry should cherish it.”
He added: “Be that as it may, the DSS will not tolerate a situation where persons and/or groups take laws into their hands and champion anarchy. Those peddling fake news, hate speech and all forms of false narratives as the basis to ignite violence or pit the people against the present or incoming administrations, at the federal, state and parliamentary levels should stop forthwith.
“Those inciting violence have nothing to gain as doing so will not only consume them but also the innocent. It is otherwise disturbing to see respected personalities use their platforms to mislead or incite citizens. This, to say the least, does not augur well for peaceful coexistence and general order.”
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