While MC Oluomo walks free, DSS arrest 2 men over alleged ‘call for violence’
The Department of State Services (DSS) announced on Thursday, March 16, 2023 that it has apprehended two suspects over alleged calls for violence and incitement in parts of Kano State.
The arrests come just days before the state’s governorship and House of Assembly elections are scheduled to hold on Saturday, March 18, 2023.
According to Peter Afunanya, the Public Relations Officer of the DSS, the suspects recorded messages and shared them on social media, specifically championing certain political interests and calling for violence against those opposed to them. The suspects also called for attacks on security personnel during the upcoming elections.
The DSS has vowed not to allow misguided individuals or groups to undermine the peace and security of the state. The agency has promised to work with other security agencies to ensure a peaceful and successful election in Kano State.
The news of the arrests has been received with mixed reactions, with some commending the DSS for its swift action while others expressing concerns over the possibility of violence erupting during the elections. The security agencies have called on citizens to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities that may threaten the peace and security of the state.
As the elections draw closer, it remains to be seen whether the security measures put in place by the authorities will be enough to prevent violence and ensure a peaceful and credible electoral process.