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DSS Alert Nigerians of Plans to Incite Religious Violence

By Nelson Ushafa

The Department of State Services (DSS), has said it has uncovered plans by people working with external forces to incite religious violence in some parts of the country.

The DSS listed some of the targeted areas as Sokoto, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Oyo, Lagos and states in the South East.

This was contained in a statement released on Monday by the Public Relations Officer of the Department of State Services, Peter Afunanya.

The statement added that the plan is to attack religious centres, religious leaders, personalities, with the use of foot soldiers.

“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.”

The DSS however, urged Nigerians not to allow themselves to be used, pledging to collaborate with sister agencies to ensure that public order is maintained, calling on Nigerians to suspected individuals to the appropriate authorities.

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