- Some people are trying to cause ethnic and religious violence in some part of the country according to the DSS
- The DSS claimed the people are doing everything to pit citizens against one another to cause discord
- The agency consequently warned those doing this to desist or face the full wrath of the law
A serious warning has been issued to Nigerians: Beware of those trying to cause division in the country. The warning was issued by the Department of State Services (DSS).
It claimed some persons and groups are trying to exploit some of the nation's fault lines to cause ethnoreligious violence in parts of the country.
This was disclosed by DSS' spokesman, Peter Afunanya, TVC reports.
According to him, these people have continued to resort to inciting, unguarded and divisive statements in order to apparently flame the embers of tribal and religious discords.
He consequently asked them to stop or face the full wrath of the law.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Coalition of Oduduwa Descendants (COD) urged the federal government to either scrap or restructure the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) over threats to national security by some Nigerians in the diaspora.
In a statement released on Tuesday, January 19, and seen by Legit.ng, the group said there have been series of hate campaigns by some disgruntled elements in the diaspora.
Signed by the national coordinator of COD, Lekan Ekundayo, the statement said some Nigerians in the diaspora are endorsing negative publicity about the country.
According to Ekundayo, these individuals through their campaigns have discouraged many investors interested in the Nigerian market.
In a separate report, the director-general of the agency, Yusuf Bichi, urged Nigerians to support the security agencies and the personnel in ridding the country of criminality.
Bichi said it is important for the general public to know that the government and security agencies alone cannot tackle insecurity in the country.
He said every security agency needs the support of the citizens to ensure that the effort in combating criminality records continuous success.