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Revolution Now: DSS Urges Nigerians To Disregard Threat Of Revolution.

Abuja – The Department of State Services
(DSS) has called on Nigerians to disregard
threat of revolution by Mr Omoyele Sowore.
He also confirmed that Sowore, who was to
led a group known as RevolutionNow on a
protest slated for Aug. 5 was in the
service’s custody.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of DSS,
Mr Peter Afunanya made the call while
addressing newsmen on Saturday in Abuja.
He said the arrest of Sowore was for
threatening public safety, peaceful co-
existence and social harmony in the
country.
According to him, the service is charged
with the responsibility of managing,
curtailing, containing and eliminating
threats against national security.
“These threats include threats of sabotage,
threats of subversion, threat of terrorism
and of course, ethnic agitations, separatist
agitations, economic sabotage and others.
“If we are operating as a responsible
security organisation and someone is calling
for revolution in Nigeria, we must
understand the meaning of revolution.
“Primarily, it means a revolt, it means
insurrection, it means insurgency, it means
forceful takeover of government and we are
operating democratic system in Nigeria.
“Nigeria is not a banana republic and
cannot suddenly be made one. So, the DSS
will not just seat by and watch individuals
or groups wanting to rise and threaten the
peace and unity of the country,” he said.
He said that there was apprehension and
anxiety among citizens as to what would
happen next because of the threat.
“We want to use this opportunity to assure
law abiding Nigerians and the world in
general that come Aug. 5 Nigeria will
remain peaceful and there will be no
revolution.
“We want to also reiterate that the plot by
some self seeking individuals and group to
cause a breakdown of law and order, cause
disaffection, disrupt social and economic
services will not be tolerated,” he said.
Afunanya said government had been elected
democratically, adding that there would not
be any forceful takeover by any individual or
group.
The PRO said the DSS would work with
other stakeholders to ensure that peace was
maintained in the country.
He said that the service would do all it
could within the law to discharge its
responsibility to ensure peace and unity in
Nigeria at all times. (NAN)

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