By Harry Awurumibe, Editor, Abuja Bureau
The Department of State Services (DSS) has said that it has identified some key players in the plot to install an Interim Government in Nigeria.
The service, which didn’t name who the key players are, said in a statement by its spokesman, Peter Afunanya, that the planners, in their many meetings, have weighed various options, which include to sponsor endless violent mass protests in major cities to warrant a declaration of the State of Emergency.
The DSS also claimed that another option being explored by the plotters is to obtain frivolous court injunctions to forestall the inauguration of the new executive administrations and legislative Houses at the Federal and State levels.
The statement added: “The DSS supports the President and Commander-in-Chief in his avowed commitment to a hitch-free handover and will assiduously work in this direction. It also supports the Presidential Transition Council and such other related bodies in the States.
“It will collaborate with them and sister security and law enforcement agencies to ensure seamless inaugurations come 29th May, 2023.
“Consequently, the Service strongly warns those organising to thwart democracy in the country to retract from their devious schemes and orchestrations.
“Stakeholders, notably judicial authorities, media and the Civil Society, are enjoined to be watchful and cautious to avoid being used as instruments to subvert peace and stability of the nation.
“While its monitoring continues, the DSS will not hesitate to take decisive and necessary legal steps against these misguided elements to frustrate their obnoxious intentions.”