The Department of State Services (DSS) has alerted Nigerians to plots to incite religious violence in the country.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, in Monday January 11, 2021.
“DSS wishes to alert the public about plans by some elements working with external forces to incite religious violence across the country,” the statement reads.
It adds, “Targeted States include Sokoto, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Oyo, Lagos and those in the South East.”
The statement further discloses 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.
The Service therefore advised Nigerians 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,” the statement says.