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Stop announcing your moves, senate spokesperson cautions DSS, law enforcement agencies

Stop announcing your moves, senate spokesperson cautions DSS, law enforcement agencies
April 12
14:24 2023

Ajibola Basiru, the spokesperson of the senate, says the law enforcement agencies in Nigeria should stop announcing their moves to the public.

On March 29, the Department of State Services (DSS) said it confirmed a plot “by some key players” in the nation’s politics to install an interim government and stop Bola Ahmed Tinubu from being sworn in as president.

Peter Afunanya, the public relations officer of the secret police, said the plot includes embarking on violent protests nationwide to engineer the declaration of a state of emergency as well as securing frivolous court injunctions to stall the inauguration.

Reacting to this on Wednesday in an interview on Channels Television, Basiru said the security agencies including the DSS, EFCC and ICPC should let their results speak for them. He said their tactics and strategies shouldn’t be publicised through the media.

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“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,” he said.

“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.

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“The law enforcement should rather work and ensure that they get results, rather than say they are working.”

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