The Department of State Services (DSS) has warned individuals and groups hell-bent on heating up the polity to better have a rethink.
This comes as the Service uncovered a plot by some elements to stoke violence in parts of the country particularly the North Central.
According to a Statement by the Public Relations Officer, Department of State Services, National Headquarters, Abuja, Peter Afunanya, the aim is to cause ethno-religious crisis, ignite reprisals and heat up the polity.
“In a bid to achieve this, the sponsors have mobilised foot soldiers and held several meetings in and outside the target areas.
“The Service is also aware of a plot to use students, striking University teachers, labour unions, disgruntled individuals and strategic groups as well as exploit the global energy situation to carry out a mass protest like the ENDSARS. This is despite ongoing efforts by Government to address the issues.”
As is characteristic of the DSS not to treat matters of this magnitude with kid gloves, it has warned the ring leaders and their cohorts to desist from acts capable of causing a breakdown of law and order, while also assuring that a combined team of Security Agencies are on the trail of these sponsors.
“The Service views the machination as unpatriotic, it is on the trail of the agents of destabilisation who are desirous of using violence to achieve ulterior goals.
“The public should be rest assured that the Service will, in conjunction with other security agencies, go after the sponsors of this scheme and ensure the law takes it course.
“Citizens are advised not only to engage according to rules but should resist persuasions to be used to destroy their own country. Those who may wish to go contrary to the law will, however, face the consequences,” Afunanya instructed.