The Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday announced that the agency has uncovered plans by politicians to recruit students, youths and aggrieved groups to stage violent protests across the country.
The DSS disclosed this in a terse statement signed by its spokesperson, Peter Afunnaya.
The DSS noted that the plan by the organisers is aimed at discrediting the Federal Government and security agencies over sundry socio-economic matters.
“Intelligence reports have indicated that the plotters include certain politicians who are desperately mobilising unsuspecting student leaders, ethnic-based associations, youth and disgruntled groups for the planned action.
“Meanwhile, the Service has identified the ring leaders of the plot as well as sustained monitoring around them in order to deter them from plunging the country into anarchy,” the DSS said.
Consequently, the agency urged University Vice-Chancellors and Heads of Tertiary Institutions to discourage their students from engaging in acts capable of derailing public peace.
It also advised parents and guardians to admonish their children and wards to shun the lure of participating in inimical behaviours or conduct against law and order.
“While the DSS is aware of the Government’s efforts and determination to resolve some of the challenges confronting the nation, it warns those desirous of subverting national security to retrace their steps.
“This is more so that it will not hesitate to legally come against persons and groups behind the devious plans,” it added.