Security agents on Friday evening evacuated a yet-to-be-identified man off an Abuja-to-Lagos flight for allegedly opposing the inauguration of the “president-elect”, Bola Tinubu.
The lone protester had announced that Tinubu must never be sworn in as President on May 29, 2023.
It was gathered that it took the efforts of no fewer than six airport security officers to carry the man out after holding up the aircraft for more than an hour, as the 6pm flight had yet to move as of 7pm.
The man could be heard shouting while he was being carried off the aisle saying, “Obidients you’re here. They are doing this to me. Obidients you’re here, I am naked. Obidients you’re here, I am going naked.”
SaharaReporters had reported on March 25 that the Department of State Services, Nigeria’s secret police, said there were plans to violently disrupt peace in the country.
The agency had recently raised a similar alert saying it had uncovered a plot to incite violence in some parts of the country, particularly the north-central zone.
However, the DSS in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, had warned those desperate to cause a breakdown of law and order to desist from that, noting that while some political players had sought redress in court, others were making inciting statements.
The statement had read, “The Department of State Services, again, alerts the public of plans to violently disrupt peace in the country. The service hereby warns those desperate to cause a breakdown of law and order to desist from that.
“It is evident that some aggrieved politicians are already taking advantage of this legal process. This, without a doubt, is the beauty of democracy. It is strongly believed that this approach enhances peace and security. All and sundry should cherish it.
“Be that as it may, the DSS will not tolerate a situation where persons and/or groups take laws into their hands and champion anarchy.
“Those peddling fake news, hate speech, and all forms of false narratives as basis to ignite violence or pit the people against the present or incoming administrations, at the federal, state, and parliamentary levels, should stop forthwith.”
“Those inciting violence have nothing to gain as doing so will not only consume them but also the innocent. It is otherwise disturbing to see respected personalities use their platforms to mislead or incite citizens. This, to say the least, does not augur well for peaceful coexistence and general order,” the statement added.