The Directorate of State Security on Thursday said it is aware of plots by some elements in the country to cause disruptions in the May 29 swearing in of the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The DSS also said the same plot is being hatched in some states of the federation where new governors or returning ones are billed to be sworn in.
Warning the elements in a statement signed by Peter Ifunaya, Public Relations Officer of the Service, it recalled that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Transition Council (PTC) Boss Mustapha, had on 18th May, 2023 held a World Press Conference during which he announced activities for the Presidential inauguration.
“The Service is, however, aware of plans by subversive elements to disrupt the programmes in parts of the country. 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 DSS stated
The DSS this is the basis of its warning to citizens, the media and Civil Society Organisations to adhere strictly to security and civil protocols during the events.
“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 Service reiterates its earlier call for the populace to remain calm and law abiding,” DSS stated
The Service said it will continue to sustain collaboration with sister agencies to ensure successful inaugurations.