Stop announcing your moves, senate spokesperson cautions DSS, law enforcement agencies
Ajibola Basiru, the spokesperson of the senate, says the law
enforcement agencies in Nigeria should stop announcing their moves to the
On March 29, the Department of State Services (DSS) said it
confirmed a plot “by some key players” in the nation’s politics to install an
interim government and stop Bola Ahmed Tinubu from being sworn in as president.
Peter Afunanya, the public relations officer of the secret
police, said the plot includes embarking on violent protests nationwide to
engineer the declaration of a state of emergency as well as securing frivolous
court injunctions to stall the inauguration.
Reacting to this on Wednesday in an interview on Channels
Television, Basiru said the security agencies including the DSS, EFCC and ICPC
should let their results speak for them. He said their tactics and strategies
shouldn’t be publicised through the media.
“The problem we usually
have in Nigeria is that you want to chase somebody and you have already
announced that you’re chasing the person, you have already alerted the person,”
“Even if EFCC and the ICPC are working, they don’t need to
put it in the media. I think the results of their work should speak for them.
“I was surprised when DSS came up with a statement that some
people are organizing an interim government. One would expect that it is for
those people to be arrested, then it is the product of their work that will now
say whether there is a genuine plot or otherwise and those behind those plots.
“The law enforcement
should rather work and ensure that they get results, rather than say they are
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