The Department of State Service (DSS) has cautioned against manipulative tendencies that could result in price hikes.
In a statement released on Thursday, December 15, the security agency said the artificial scarcity of products and situations is capable of heightening tension in the country.
DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, who also cautioned politicians against fake news, hate speech, violence and other acts inimical to national security, urged community, religious and political leaders to preach peaceful coexistence, tolerance and unity, and enlighten their members on safety measures during and after the yuletide season.
The statement added;
“For emphasis, everyone is encouraged to live in peace and good neighbourliness, but should, however, be conscious of his/her environment.
“People should desist from false and deliberate narratives and actions that may incite the populace against themselves or the government.”