The Department of State Services (DSS) has once again alerted Nigerians of alleged plans by some persons and groups to cause ethno-religious violence in some parts of the country.
The DSS in January raised an alarm that some persons were working with external forces to incite religious violence across the country.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the agency, Peter Afunanya, in a statement on Wednesday, said the latest development on the alert showed desperate efforts by these groups to subvert public order.
Afunanya said the alleged plotters want to “exploit some fault lines” to wreak havoc in the country by causing inter-religious conflicts and also use their foot soldiers to attack some worship centres, religious leaders, personalities as well as key and vulnerable points.
He said the alleged persons have continued to resort to inciting, unguarded and divisive statements and acts to pit citizens against one another in order to inflame the embers of tribal and religious discords.
“For the umpteenth time, the Service strongly warns these elements to desist forthwith from their (planned) nefarious acts or face the full wraths of the law.
“The DSS will, in collaboration with other security and law enforcement agencies, take necessary steps to ensure the safety of lives and property of the citizenry,” he said.