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SSS uncovers plans to disrupt May 29 inauguration

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Ibrahim Ramalan
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Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via ibroramalan@gmail.com, or www.facebook.com/ibrahim.ramalana, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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The State Security Service, SSS, has uncovered plans by subversive elements to disrupt May 29 inauguration and other programmes in parts of the country.

The Public Relations Officer of SSS, Dr Peter Afunanya, stated this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

According to him, their aim is to undermine security agencies’ efforts at ensuring peaceful ceremonies and create panic and fear among members of the public.

“Based on these, citizens, the media and Civil Society Organisations are advised to adhere strictly to security and civil protocols during the events.

“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,” he said.

The DSS spokesman said undesirable acts would serve no purpose other than destroying national unity and cohesion.

Mr Afunanya warned unauthorised and non-accredited persons to stay away from restricted and certain designated areas at the inauguration venues.

He called on the public to remain calm and law abiding, adding that the SSS would continue to sustain collaboration with sister agencies to ensure successful inauguration ceremonies nationwide.


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