The Director of the State Security Services, Mr Yusuf Magaji Bichi has uncovered the secret plan of some rebellion elements to stage violent protests across the country.
He noted that the plotters aimed to discredit the Federal Government and security agencies over sundry socio-economic matters.
This was contained in a statement from the directorate public relations officer, Peter Afunanya on Monday, September 4, 2023, in Abuja.
Intelligence report by the commission stated that the political antagonists planned to make use of diverse ethnic groups, student bodies, amongst others to achieve their nefarious mission.
The DSS said, “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.”
It noted that the ring leaders had been identified and were under strict monitoring.
“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,” it reiterated.
The directorate, thereby, urged heads of higher institutions of learning in Nigeria to warn their students against violence and criminal conducts.
“In view of this development, University Vice-Chancellors and Heads of Tertiary Institutions are advised to discourage their students from engaging in acts capable of derailing public peace.
“Also, parents and guardians are enjoined to admonish their children and wards respectively to shun the lure of participating in inimical behaviours or conducts against law and order.
“While the DSS is aware of 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,” Bichi said.
He stressed that the department of state security services would not hesitate to legally come against persons and groups behind the devious plans.