JUST IN: There’s a plot to incite religious violence in Nigeria – DSS
The Department of State Services (DSS) says there is a plot to incite religious violence across the nation.
The secret police disclosed this in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer (PRO), Dr. Peter Afunanya on Monday.
According to Afunanya, the plot was being hatched by some elements working with external forces.
He identified targeted states as Sokoto, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Oyo, Lagos as well as states in the South-East geopolitical zone.
Afunanya stated 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 DSS spokesman said that Nigerians were therefore 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,” the DSS statement further read.