DSS Cautions Nigerians Against Inciting Utterances
By Atinuke Tokura Nukay/TnTv Network
The Department of State Services (DSS) has warned Nigerians Against statements by individual(s) or public figure(s) who have continued to threaten the government, sovereignty and corporate existence of this country. Moreso, activities of some religious and past political leaders who have either called for forceful change of government or mass action against it.
In a statement available to TnTv Network by the Public Relations Officer, Department of State Services, Peter Afunanya, on Sunday says It has been established that the main objective for these is to cause a disintegration of the country adding that those in the forefront of this are respectable individuals who should be patriotic and not allow their personal ambitions to ruin the nation.
The Service has also noted their desperation and penchant to collaborate with external forces and influences against Nigeria.They are reminded that even though democracy offers free speech, it does not give room to reckless pronouncements capable of undermining security.
It is instructive to note that the ballot box remains the vehicle of change in a democracy.In this regard, self-centred individuals and groups are warned to stop engaging in acts inimical to the peace and sovereignty of this nation.
In the same manner, influential personalities should be sensitive to the emerging situations and guard against divisive and inciting utterances that may cause a breakdown of law and order.
The statement also said the Service invited and cautioned some persons who deniably recounted their earlier statements or said they were quoted out of context.
The public should be wary of such individuals and their co-travellers who, incite them in the open but, turn in the secret to retrieve their words after they had caused the damage.