- The DSS says it is ready to pounce on those planning to cause chaos in Nigeria
- In a statement released on Sunday, May 2, the DSS said it will go after troublemakers in the country
- The secret police of the Nigerian state noted that there are hostile groups in the country seeking to heighten tension through their activities
The Department of State Services (DSS) has warned that those seeking to throw Nigeria into anarchy will be dealt with.
The Nigeria secret police gave the warning in a terse statement published by The Cable on Sunday, May 2.
Peter Afunanya, the DSS spokesman, said the service will, henceforth, not tolerate those whose aim is to throw the country into anarchy.
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Part of the statement read:
“While the Service reaffirms its unambiguous support to an indivisible, indissoluble and united Nigerian State in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, it will no longer tolerate deliberate machinations by subversive and hostile groups whose agenda is to throw the country into anarchy so as to serve the interests of their sponsors.
“Consequently, the Service is assiduously working with other security and law enforcement agencies to ensure the maintenance of peace and internal security of the country.”
Nigeria continues to battle widespread insecurity in the last few weeks with security experts warning the crisis could lead to secession.
Many Nigerians have also berated the DSS for not providing enough intelligence to nip the attacks in the bud.
Meanwhile, some Nigerians have been calling on the federal government to seek foreign help and partnership to address the issues.
In a related development, a data analyst and journalist, Rotimi Sankore has taken to his Twitter page to give reasons why Nigerian governments at all levels are failing to address the mounting insecurity in the country.
Sankore was reacting to calls by President Muhammadu Buhari urging the US to relocate its Africa command headquarters from Germany to the African continent.
According to him, Nigeria is failing to address the problems due to:
1. Bandits and extremists have plenty of recruits
2. 100 million citizens are in extreme poverty
3. 60 million citizens are unable to read or write
4. 10 million to 13 million children are out of school
5. Unemployment is at 33%
On his part, the British Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, has described Nigeria’s security situation as massively complex, stressing that no partnership would resolve the multiplicity of the country’s problems.
Duddridge made the comments while responding to questions from journalists attached to Nigeria's ministry of foreign affairs.
The British minister had visited his Nigerian counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama on Tuesday, April 27 to discuss matters of interest between both countries when he was accosted by the reporters.