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DSS uncovered plots to attack Worship Centres, Religious Leaders, others

The Department of State Services (DSS) has uncovered plots by some people to incite religious violence across the country, targeting worship centres, religious leaders, personalities, key and vulnerable points.

DSS said the states map out for attack were Sokoto, Kano, Lagos, Kaduna Oyo, Plauteau, Rivers and those in the South East.

The agency advised Nigerians to be wary of the antics of these criminal elements and shun all divisive tendencies aim at inciting them against one another.

The press release read;

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 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.

Peter Afunanya, Ph.D
Public Relations Officer,
Department of State Services,
National Headquarters,
Abuja
11th January, 2021

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