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Yuletide: DSS urges Nigerians to shun violence, fake news

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The Department of State Services (DSS) has urged Nigerians to shun acts of violence, fake news and divisive tendencies in the interest of public order and national security during and beyond the Yuletide season.

Director, Public Relations and Strategic Communications, DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, Peter Afunanya, in a statement late Friday, also called on all to be security conscious and mindful of their environment.

The Service felicitated with Nigerians on the occasions of Christmas and the coming New Year. 

The statement read: “The Director General, Management and Staff of the Department of State Services wish to felicitate with Nigerians and indeed the general public on the occasions of Christmas and the coming New Year. 

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“The Service urges all and sundry to remain law abiding and peaceful during and after the celebrations. It calls on everyone to be security conscious and mindful of his/her environment.

“Similarly, operators and patrons of recreational/motor parks, fun places, worship centres, supermarkets and other public spaces should be alert and take appropriate measures to protect their facilities and the users. 

“In the same vein, the DSS advises citizens and residents to report suspicious persons, movements, parcels and objects to relevant security agencies. 

“Furthermore, they are encouraged to shun acts of violence, fake news and any form of divisive tendency, in the interest of public order and national security.

“Therefore, the Service enjoins members of the public to use the opportunity of the celebration to promote unity and peaceful coexistence. 

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“Meanwhile, it will continue to collaborate with sister security and law enforcement agencies and all stakeholders to provide adequate security before, during and after the festive periods.”





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