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DSS Issues Stern Warning Against Protests on Democracy Day

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The Department of State Services (DSS) has issued a firm warning against any planned protests by individuals or groups on June 12, which is celebrated as Democracy Day in Nigeria.

In a statement released on Tuesday night, the DSS made it clear that it would not tolerate any form of violent or disruptive actions on the day set aside to honor the nation’s democratic achievements. The security agency emphasized its readiness to ensure that peace and order are maintained throughout the country.

The DSS highlighted concerns about potential unrest and called on citizens to respect the significance of Democracy Day by refraining from activities that could jeopardize public safety. “We are aware of plans by certain individuals and groups to stage protests on June 12. While the DSS respects the right to peaceful assembly, we will not allow any action that threatens the peace and security of our nation,” the statement read.

The agency assured the public that it is working closely with other security forces to monitor and respond to any threats that may arise. It also urged parents, community leaders, and stakeholders to counsel the youth against participating in unlawful gatherings.

In conclusion, the DSS reiterated its commitment to upholding democratic principles and safeguarding the nation’s stability. It called on Nigerians to celebrate Democracy Day responsibly and contribute to the continued growth and development of the country.

June 12 is a significant date in Nigeria’s history, marking the anniversary of the 1993 presidential election, which is widely considered the freest and fairest in the country’s history.

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