by some Nigerians together with external forces to incite religious
violence in Nigeria.
According to DSS, those individuals target states like Sokoto; Kano;
Kaduna; Plateau; Rivers, Oyo, Lagos, and the rest of the South East.
This was contained in a statement on Monday from the Public Relations
Officer of DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, Dr. Peter Afunanya.
He added that part of the plans is to cause inter-religious conflicts by
using their foot soldiers to attack some worship centres, religious
leaders, personalities, key and vulnerable points.
The statement reads: “The Department of State Services (DSS) 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 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
Afunanya said that the service would collaborate with sister agencies to
ensure that public order is maintained, noting that those hatching the
plots are warned to desist from them in the interest of peace, security,
and development of the country.
He, however, asked law abiding citizens and residents to report
suspected breaches of peace around them to the nearest security