- DSS has urged Nigerians and residents to be more security conscious now
- The plea was given on Monday, January 11, by the service over alleged plan to incite religious crisis in the country
- Peter Afunanya, the spokesperson for the DSS, said that Lagos and Kano are among the targetted states
The Department of State Security Services (DSS), has raised an alarm over suspected plans by some elements working with external forces to incite religious violence across the country.
Punch reports that the secret service alleged that the plot is to incite religious violence in Sokoto, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Oyo, Lagos, and some states in the southeast.
Legit.ng gathered that this was contained in a statement issued on Monday, January 11, by the head, public relations officer, DSS, Peter Afunanya, titled, ‘Plots to incite religious violence in Nigeria.’
According to the report, the DSS also 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 southeast.
“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."
The DSS, however, urged law-abiding citizens and residents to report suspected breaches of peace around them to the nearest security agencies.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that in another heartbreaking news to Nigerians, the police in Lagos raised an alarm over plot by criminal elements to wreak havoc in the state.
It was reported that this was disclosed on Wednesday, December 23, by Hakeem Odumosu, commissioner of police in Lagos.
The command has received intelligence on the plot to attack churches and mosques during yuletide.
He said the intelligence came from Abuja and that the police force is already taking steps to ensure that the sinister plot is nipped in the bud.
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