The Department of State Service (DSS) has again alerted the country over alleged plans by troublemakers to violently disrupt peace in the country.

The DSS also warned those desperate to cause a breakdown of law and order to desist from the plans or face the consequences.

The Public Relations Officer of DSS, Peter Afunanya, stated this in a statement made available to journalists on Saturday.

TheIdeal News recalls that the DSS had earlier advised politicians to abide by the rules of engagement as well as approach the courts for redress, if and where there are suspicions of infractions on extant electoral laws.

The DSS added it is evident that some aggrieved politicians are already taking advantage of the legal process, saying that the development is the beauty of democracy.

According to the DSS, the legal approach will enhance peace and security, saying there is need for the stakeholders to pursue the worthy goal.

Warning the troublemakers, the DSS said, “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 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.

“Therefore, the Service will continue to take necessary measures to checkmate these elements who do not wish the country well.

This is to ensure that the conducive environment is provided for citizens and residents to pursue their legitimate businesses. A stitch in time, they say, saves nine. Let all be guided”.


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