DSS Cautions Against Ethno-Religious Violence

The Department of State Services (DSS) has reminded the public of its earlier warnings about plans by persons and groups to exploit some fault lines to cause ethnoreligious violence in parts of the country.

The Spokesman of the Service, Mr Peter Afunanya, who gave the reminder in a statement said latest developments indicate desperate efforts by these groups to subvert public order.

Mr Afunanya added that the persons have continued to resort to inciting, unguarded and divisive statements and acts. The objective is to pit citizens against one another in order to apparently inflame the embers of tribal and religious discords.

The Service strongly warned the elements to desist forthwith from their (planned) nefarious acts or face the full wrath of the law.

The Spokesman said that 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.



Source: Voice of Nigeria