- For the leadership of the DSS, Nigeria's unity is more important than the sack of service chiefs
- The DSS' DG, Yusuf Bichi, on Saturday, December 5, said every citizen has a role to play in fostering order and peace in the nation
- Bichi went on to say that the force will not allow selfish persons to jeopardize national unity
Amid calls from Nigerians for the sack of service chief by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Department of State Services (DSS) has sent a message to the nation.
The director-general of the DSS, Yusuf Bichi, on Saturday, December 5, stated that the force will not allow unpatriotic elements in the nation to jeopardise or even destroy its unity, Vanguard reports.
Bichi made this declaration in Abuja during the graduation ceremony for participants of the Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC 13), at the National Institute for Security Studies (NISS).
Bichi called on all law enforcement agencies and well-meaning Nigerians to strive to uphold unity and order in any way they can, adding that the activities of selfish persons must not be allowed to push Nigeria to the edge of ruin.
Speaking at the ceremony, the DSS boss said:
“We all have our contribution to make in ensuring that Nigeria becomes safe, peaceful and developed.
“Gone were the days that, when you enter a mosque or church and find a polythene bag, you are scared. In fact, you will never be comfortable praying with that bag around.
“That is now history, and it is through the combined efforts of the security agencies and other stakeholders, that we were able to achieve that.
“You go to a place of relaxation, and you are scared of explosives here and there. That, now, is history. Those calling for the dismantling of this country, are deliberately not being mindful of what is on their dining table.”
Meanwhile, Arewa Stakeholders Consultative Circle on Tuesday, December 1, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the service chiefs immediately amid worry by the rising security challenges in the north.
The northern stakeholders made the appeal in their communiqué signed by 12 leaders of groups representing several northern states after an emergency meeting in Kaduna state.
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