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DSS alleges plans to disrupt Tinubu, Governors’ inauguration

The Department of State Security Services (DSS) on Thursday said it has uncovered plans by subversive elements to disrupt the swearing in of Bola Tinubu as president and the inauguration of newly elected governors in parts of the country.

The DSS said the aim is to undermine security agencies’ efforts at ensuring peaceful ceremonies as well as creating panic and fear among members of the public.

The service, in a statement by its spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, therefore urged citizens, the media and Civil Society Organisations to adhere strictly to security and civil protocols during the events.

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“They are also urged to shun fake news, false alarms, skewed reportage/narratives and sensationalism that may likely inflame division, tension and violence prior to and after the exercises. This is more so that such undesirable acts will serve no purpose other than destroying national unity and cohesion. Additionally, all unauthorised (and unaccredited) persons are warned to stay away from restricted and certain designated areas at the event venues”, the statement read.

The service reiterated its earlier call for the populace to remain calm and law abiding, while assurung that it will continue to sustain collaboration with sister agencies to ensure successful inaugurations.