Sowore crossed the red line – DSS

August 4th, 2019

By Chuks Oyema-Aziken

The Department of Security Services (DSS) has assured Nigerians that it is capable of containing any security threat in the country, saying that presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC in the 2019 presidential election, Omoyele Sowore crossed the red line when he called for a revolution in the country.

The DSS Spokesperson, Peter Afunnaya at a media briefing in Abuja said Sowore will not be allowed to threaten public safety, peaceful co-existence and social harmony.

Sowore was arrested on Saturday by operatives of the DSS in his Lagos residence over proposed#RevolutionNow protests billed for Monday.

Afunnaya confirmed that the Publisher of Sahara Reporters and activist turned politician is in the custody of the DSS.

The spokesperson said the protest planned by Sowore and others was a threat to the nation integrity.

According to him, “Hence, the DSS, as a responsible security agency, will not just sit idly and watch any individual, group and their cohorts rise and threaten the peace, unity, and constitutionalism of the country.

He said revolution is same as insurgency, revolt, insurrection and forceful takeover of government.

“Though there is apprehension and anxiety among citizens already, we wish to assure friends of Nigeria, and other law-abiding citizens, that there will be no revolution of any kind come Monday, August 5, 2019.

“A democratically elected government is in charge, and we cannot allow any person or group to foment chaos or fan the ember of revolution,” he said.

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