The Department of State Security Services, DSS, has on Monday, alleged that some individuals are plotting to incite religious violence in some major States in the country, Page 36 learnt.
The DSS disclosed this in a statement titled: ‘Plots to incite religious violence in Nigeria’, signed by its spokesperson, Peter Afunanya.
The DSS warned that some worship centres and religious Leaders may be attacked.
The statement read: “The Department of State Services 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.”
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