The Department of State Services, DSS, on Monday said it has uncovered plots incite religious violence in Lagos, Oyo, Kano, Sokoto, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, and those in the South East in the country.
Head, Public Relations Officer, DSS, Peter Afunanya, in a statement, on Sunday sent to AMILOADED, said the services wished to alert the public about plans by some elements working with external forces to incite religious violence across the country.
Read the statement below:
PLOTS TO INCITE RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA
The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to alert the public about plans by some elements working with external forces to incite religious violence across the country. Targeted States include Sokoto, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Oyo, Lagos and those in the South East.
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.
Consequently, 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. However, law abiding citizens (and residents) are encouraged to report suspected breaches of peace around them to the nearest security agencies.
Peter Afunanya, Ph.D
Public Relations Officer,
Department of State Services,
11th January, 2021