June 12 Protests: DSS issues stern warning

The Department of State Services (DSS) has issued a public alert regarding planned protests set to take place in various parts of the country on June 12th, 2024, coinciding with the Democracy Day celebrations.

In a press release on Tuesday signed by its spokesman, Peter Afunanya, the DSS expressed concern over the intentions behind these protests, citing potential risks to public safety and national security.

While acknowledging citizens’ rights to assembly and expression, the DSS emphasized that such freedoms should not be exploited to undermine the nation’s stability.

The agency warned against violent demonstrations, stressing that such actions contradict the peaceful approach of the Federal Government to address grievances, including issues like the minimum wage.

The DSS urged citizens to refrain from participating in any unlawful activities and instead encouraged them to pursue legitimate avenues for airing grievances.

It reiterated its commitment to safeguarding the nation against any threats posed by disgruntled groups seeking to incite disorder.

Furthermore, the DSS reassured the public of its collaboration with other security agencies to maintain peace and protect lives and property.

It urged law-abiding citizens to continue their daily activities without fear, emphasizing the importance of patriotism, unity, and dedication in nation-building.

As Nigeria commemorates 25 years of uninterrupted democracy, the DSS called for continued cooperation from all stakeholders in ensuring a secure and prosperous future for the country.

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