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DSS warns against divisive statements ahead of poll

2015-04-08 22:50
Supporters rides in a campaign bus of Nigeria's leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari and his unning mate Yemi Osinbajo in Lagos on January 24, 2015. Unknown gunmen stormed and bombed the site of a  ~  PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Lagos - The Department of State Services warned individuals against making inciting and divisive statements ahead of this weekend's polls.

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Marilyn Ogar, DSS Deputy Director, Public Relations, said the attention of the service had been drawn to certain unguarded, inciting and divisive statements by some persons.

"We want to warn those stoking these embers of violence and disunity to desist, as this will not be tolerated. We should all strive to strengthen our nascent democracy as we work towards building a better Nigeria."

She said DSS wanted to seize the opportunity to thank all Nigerians for their peaceful conduct during the Presidential election and urge them to shun all forms of violence before, during and after the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly election which will take place this weekend.

"We call on all citizens to turnout and exercise their civic responsibility without fear as adequate security has been emplaced to ensure their safety."

- CAJ News
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