Fake News: DSS advises perpetrators to steer clear of acts capable of undermining national security

As Nigerians prepare for the forthcoming general elections, the Department of State Services (DSS) has warned people against fake news and hate speeches designed to undermine national security.

Mr Peter Afunanya, Public Relations Officer of the service, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

“The service will, however, not stand idly and watch miscreants and mischief makers bring avoidable chaos and disorder upon the nation,“ he said.

He enjoined all stakeholders to be law abiding and observe the rules of engagement to ensure a successful exercise.

Afunanya reiterated the service`s commitment to the provision of adequate security throughout the period of the elections.

The spokesman urged politicians and the youths to shun all acts of violence capable of undermining the success of the exercise.

“The DSS will professionally discharge its statutory mandate which, among others, is to detect and prevent threats and crimes against the internal security of Nigeria,“ he said.

He said that the service was determined to identify and arrest criminals and their collaborators whose activities were inimical to the elections.

ethnic, religious or political sentiments during the elections.

Mr Peter Afunanya, Public Relations Officer of the service, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja advised perpetrators to steer clear of acts capable of undermining national security.

“The service will, however, not stand idly and watch miscreants and mischief makers bring avoidable chaos and disorder upon the nation,“ he said.

He enjoined all stakeholders to be law abiding and observe the rules of engagement to ensure a successful exercise.

Afunanya reiterated the service`s commitment to the provision of adequate security throughout the period of the elections.

The spokesman urged politicians and the youths to shun all acts of violence capable of undermining the success of the exercise.

“The DSS will professionally discharge its statutory mandate which, among others, is to detect and prevent threats and crimes against the internal security of Nigeria,“ he said.

He said that the service was determined to identify and arrest criminals and their collaborators whose activities were inimical to the elections.

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