The Department of State Services, DSS, says it has uncovered plots by Governor Wike to disrupt the peace of Nigeria.
A DSS statement said Governor Wike (of Rivers State) plans to disrupt the machinery of governance in strategic Federal agencies.
DSS alleged that the governor planned to provoke a violent breach of peace in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The statement reads in part: “The aim of the plot is to cause mayhem.
“Wike plans to cause complete breakdown of law and order and cast the security agencies and the FG in bad light.
“It is also intended to divert public and international attention from the ongoing Police investigation into his role in the Rivers State election crisis.
“One of which is the gruesome [neutralization] of DSP Mohammed Alkali and some of his colleagues.
“In furtherance of this plot, protesters are to besiege the National Human Rights Commission, and INEC.
“They will also besiege National Assembly, the Nigerian Army and Police Headquarters as well as British High Commission.
“The obvious aim is to draw public sympathy and international attention.
“However, the actual objective is to trigger a round of violent action against the government.
“Part of the orchestration is to prompt security agecies to take action against the protesters that could result in bloodletting.”
The commissioner of information for Rivers State, Dr. Austin Tam-George, reacted swiftly to the allegations.
“It is an irresponsible scaremongering by an agency that seems bent on a mission to blackmail the governor Wike.
“The Governor is a man of peace, and would never orchestrate disturbances in any part of the country.
“The Rivers State Government challenges the DSS to leave Governor Wike alone.
“They should focus their operational attention on the Boko Haram insurgency that has [neutralized] over 70, 000 people.