DSS arrests two suspects over ‘plan to incite violence’ during Kano guber poll



The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested two suspects over alleged plans to incite violence in parts of Kano state.


Peter Afunanya, the public relations officer of DSS, announced their arrest in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja.


He said the suspects had separately recorded messages and shared them through various social media channels.


“In those potentially harmful messages, they specifically championed certain political interests and called on their supporters to violently attack those opposed to them,” he said.


 “The suspects also called for attacks on security personnel during the Saturday governorship and house of assembly election in the state.


“A particular political party in Kano threatened to organise a protest march in the metropolis as a result of the planned attacks.


“While the service alerts the public of this planned illegal action, it calls on the concerned party to shelve it forthwith or be ready to face the consequences.


 “The DSS will not idly watch misguided persons or groups undermine the peace and security of the state.


“The leadership of the said party should rein in its members and urge them to desist from conducts capable of causing a breakdown of law and order in Kano and its environs before, during and after the scheduled election.”


Afunanya said the DSS was collaborating with other security agencies to ensure that adequate security is provided for a successful electoral exercise on Saturday.

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