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DSS warns against June 12 protests

The Department of State Services (DSS) has issued a stern warning against June 12 protests which it claimed are being planned by certain individuals and groups.

According to a statement by Peter Afunanya, Director, PR and Strategic
Communications, DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, on Monday, the protests are designed with sinister objectives to coincide with the Democracy Day Celebration.

It urged those displeased with the current administration to appropriately channel their grievances through the right channels and procedures.

It also issued phone contacts and various channels to be reached when there is a need.

“The attention of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been drawn to plans by certain individuals and groups to stage physical protests in some parts of the country on 12th June 2024. The protests are designed with sinister objectives to coincide with the Democracy Day Celebration. While citizens may have the right of assembly and expression, such freedoms should not be used to undermine public safety and national security.

“The determination by some non-state actors to incite mass disaffection through demonstrations that may turn violent will not be tolerated.

“However, it is instructive to note that violent demonstrations are at variance with the peaceful disposition of the Federal Government to amicably address all contentions including the minimum wage. Citizens are, therefore, called upon to resist any persuasions to be lawless or cause disorder and anarchy in the nation. Displeased persons are rather encouraged to appropriately channel their grievances through the right channels and procedures.

“Consequently, the DSS reaffirms its unequivocal position to protect the country from inimical acts being orchestrated by disgruntled groups to cause a breakdown of law and order. It will also sustain collaboration with all relevant stakeholders, including sister security agencies, to maintain the peace as well as protect lives and property across the nation. Law-abiding citizens are enjoined to go about their businesses without fear.

“The Service, while felicitating the government and citizens on this auspicious occasion of celebrating 25 years of unbroken democracy, calls for continued patriotism, unity and commitment to building a Nigeria of our collective dream. Meanwhile, the DSS website, dss.gov.ng; email address- dsspr@dss.gov.ng and Telephone lines +2349153391309; +2349088373514 remain open to the public in the event that there is need to contact it,” the statement read.

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