Tinubu’s Inauguration: SSS warns Nigerians about ‘subversive elements’
The State Security Service says it is aware of plans by subversive elements to disrupt the programme in parts of the country during the May 29 inauguration of President-elect Bola Tinubu.
The SSS said the service was aware of plans by subversive elements to disrupt the programme in parts of the country. According to the statement, they aim to undermine security agencies’ efforts at ensuring peaceful ceremonies and create panic and fear.
The SSS added that undesirable acts would serve no purpose other than destroying national unity and cohesion.
SSS spokesman Peter Afunanya said this in a statement on Thursday.
The secret police also urged the media and civil society organisations to shun fake news, false alarms, skewed reportage and sensationalism.
“Based on these, citizens, the media and civil society organisations are advised to adhere strictly to security and civil protocols during the events,” said the SSS statement.
It added, “They are also urged to shun fake news, false alarms, skewed reportage/narratives and sensationalism that may likely inflame division, tension and violence prior to and after the exercises.”
The secret police said the call was to guard against reports that could inflame division, tension and violence before and after the inauguration.
The secret police warned unauthorised and non-accredited persons to stay away from restricted and certain designated areas at the inauguration venues.