By Abba Gwale
The Department of State Services (DSS) has said that some unpatriotic citizens conniving with external forces are planning to create religious violence in some States.
In a statement signed by DSS spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, said the targeted States are Kano, Sokoto Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Oyo, Lagos and states in the south-east
“The DSS wishes to alert the public about plans by some elements working with external forces to incite religious violence across the country,” the statement read.
“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.”
He however urged Nigerian to shun anything that would create division in the country.