The Department of State Services (DSS) has alerted the public about plans by some elements working with external forces to incite religious violence across the country.
The alert was issued by the Public Relation Officer Peter Afunanya who said, “targeted States include Sokoto, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Oyo, Lagos and those in the South East”.
Mr. Afunanya revealed that part of the plans is to cause inter-religious conflicts as well as use their foot soldiers to attack some worship centres, religious leaders, personalities, key and vulnerable points.
”Nigerians are advised to be wary of these antics and shun all divisive tendencies aimed at inciting or setting them against one another.
While the Service pledges to collaborate with sister agencies to ensure that public order is maintained, those hatching these plots are warned to desist from such in the interest of peace, security and development of the country,” Afunanya said.
DSS used the opportunity to encourage law abiding citizens (and residents) to report suspected breaches of peace around them to the nearest security agencies.