The Department of State Services says it uncovered plots by some groups to cause a breakdown of law and order in the country.
In a statement today, spokesman of the DSS, Peter Afunanya, said the groups have planned to instigate protests, mass action and violence with a view to causing anarchy and destabilizing the country.
He said these predetermined actions have been designed to take place simultaneously in the major cities across the geopolitical zones in the coming weeks.
According to him, the plotters are also targeting the yuletide seasons to accomplish their sinister motives.
The DSS therefore warned those involved in the plots to desist from them and also asked parents to warn their children not to let themselves be used to foment trouble.
He said the Service and other sister agencies are at alert and will ensure that peace and security is maintained in all parts of the country before, during and after the festive periods.