The Department of State Services (DSS) has warned the public of plans by some unscrupulous elements working with external forces to incite religious violence across the country.
According to a statement signed by the Department’s Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, targeted States include Sokoto, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Oyo, Lagos and states in the South East.
He revealed 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.
While the Service pledged to collaborate with sister agencies to ensure that public order is maintained, those hatching these plots have been warned to desist from such in the interest of peace, security and development of the country.
Consequently, he advised Nigerians to be wary of these antics and shun all divisive tendencies aimed at inciting or setting them against one another, adding that citizens should report suspected breaches of peace around them to the nearest security agencies.