Spokesperson of the Senate, Senator Ajibola Basiru, has cautioned law enforcement agencies in Nigeria to stop announcing their moves to the public.
On March 29, the Department of State Services announced its discovery of a plot “by some key players” in the nation’s politics to install an interim government and stop the inauguration of the President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
DSS spokesperson, Dr Peter Afunanya, said the plot included embarking on violent protests nationwide to engineer the declaration of a state of emergency as well as securing frivolous court injunctions to stall Tinubu’s inauguration.
But in his reaction to this on Wednesday on Channels Television, Senator Basiru said the security agencies including the DSS, EFCC and ICPC should let their results speak for them.
The lawmaker said their tactics and strategies shouldn’t be publicised through the media.
He said, “The problem we usually have in Nigeria is that you want to chase somebody and you have already announced that you’re chasing the person, you have already alerted the person.
“Even if EFCC and the ICPC are working, they don’t need to put it in the media. I think the results of their work should speak for them.
“I was surprised when DSS came up with a statement that some people are organizing an interim government. One would expect that it is for those people to be arrested, then it is the product of their work that will now say whether there is a genuine plot or otherwise and those behind those plots.
“The law enforcement should rather work and ensure that they get results, rather than say they are working.”