Again, DSS issues security alert on plans by ‘elements’ to stir ethno-religious violence in Nigeria

…’Wake up to your responsibility’ – CAN reacts

The Department of State Services, (DSS), has, once again, sent out a warning to Nigerians to shun violence of any form, as well as reminding citizens of its earlier warnings to the public about “plans by persons and groups to exploit some fault lines to cause ethno-religious violence in parts of the country”.

Recall that the DSS, through its spokesman, Peter Afunanya, had, on January 11, issued a warning where it said it had uncovered plans by some elements working with external forces to incite religious violence across the country.

The warning, which came in the form of a press release titled: “Plots to incite religious violence in Nigeria,” had stated that some states targeted by the criminal elements were Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, and some states in the south-eastern part of the country.

However,  reacting  to the alarm, the Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN), in a statement issued by its Special Assistant on Media & Publicity, Pastor Bayo Oladeji, asked the DSS and other security agencies to wake up to their responsibility.

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