The Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday triggered an alarm bell over plot by mischief makers to incite inter-religious conflicts in parts of the country.
The DSS in a statement by its spokesman, Peter Afunanya, on Monday urged Nigerians to be wary of various divisive tendencies that could be exploited by people it described as external forces.
The intelligence body listed the states where the plot has been hatched to include Sokoto, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Oyo, Lagos and states in the South East.
Afunanya said: “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.” DSS said.