Abuja-The Department of State Service(DSS) has warned all those charting the course of disunity among Nigerians to desist from their divisive actions.
The Service while noting that it is also not oblivious of the efforts of some miscreants to ignite fear and cause ethnic tensions across the country,strongly condemned in its entirety the call for relocation of anyone to places against their wishes.
According to a release signed over the weekend by Tony Opuiyo, the DSS stressed that such relocation order is not only illegal, but is strongly viewed to be against the spirit of the Nigerian Constitution which allows for freedoms of movement and association among others.
The statement reads,”The DSS frowns at the tendency some ethnic chauvinists easily and cheaply resort to hate speeches, misinformation and total manipulation of information especially on the social media simply to fan the embers of discord and subvert the efforts of government in implementing its policies for the good of everyone.
“Well-meaning and law abiding citizens and residents are enjoined to disregard persuasions by these tribal jingoists to make our beloved country a theatre of the absurd and bloodletting. It is time for us, Nigerians, to show our humanness and patriotism which have been our defining strength as one united indivisible nation.
“The Service has already commenced a detailed investigation to get the perpetrators of these hate campaigns as well as their sponsors. At the appropriate time all those involved in these condemnable acts will be unmasked and decisively dealt with in line with the laws of the land” it said.
The Service however reassured the entire populace that it will not leave any stone unturned to ensure that those who are bent on causing a breakdown of law and order are not spared.
Meanwhile,the DSS also encourages anyone with useful information to volunteer same to the Service or the nearest security agency/formation for prompt action.