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Africa News of Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Source: mynigeria.com

'Nigeria will collapse in 6 months time' - Robert Clarke

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Robert Clarke, has revealed that with the way the country is being governed, he is sure that Nigeria will collapse in six months.

Responding to questions on Channels TV on the Department of State Services, DSS’ threat to haunt down those trying to tear Nigeria apart, Clarke said what is happening in the South East is growing into a civil war.

“Those that should know better are doing nothing but just talking. The small boys that looted under Sani Abacha set up political parties to help him retain power are part of the problems.

“Nigeria was better in 1982 under Shehu Shagari than it is now in 2021…

“Nigeria will collapse in six months’ time if care is not taken, I swear by my father’s grave,” he said.

On Sunday, the DSS released a statement that they would no longer show mercy to people trying to separate the country.

A statement signed by its spokesperson, Peter Afunnaya, read that while the “Service reaffirms its unambiguous support to an indivisible, indissoluble and united Nigerian State in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, it will no longer tolerate deliberate machinations by subversive and hostile groups whose agenda is to throw the country into anarchy so as to serve the interests of their sponsors.”

The DSS also warned political and religious leaders calling for “forceful change of government or mass action against it,” adding that it is an indication to cause “disintegration of Nigeria.

“Consequently, the Service is assiduously working with other security and law enforcement agencies to ensure the maintenance of peace and internal security of the country.”

“Some religious and past political leaders who have either called for a forceful change of government or mass action against it.”

“It has been established that the main objective for these is to cause a disintegration of the country,” he added.

“It is unfortunate that those in the forefront of this are respectable individuals who should be patriotic and not allow their personal ambitions to ruin the nation. The Service has also noted their desperation and penchant to collaborate with external forces and influences against Nigeria.”

Afunnaya warned that “even though democracy offers free speech, it does not give room to reckless pronouncements capable of undermining security. It is instructive to note that the ballot box remains the vehicle of change in a democracy.

“In this regard, self-centered individuals and groups are warned to stop engaging in acts inimical to the peace and sovereignty of this nation. In the same manner, influential personalities should be sensitive to emerging situations and guard against divisive and inciting utterances that may cause a breakdown of law and order.”

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