The Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) says Nigerian youths are being used to cause tensions in the country.
The group says the recent tensions in parts of Plateau, Abia and Rivers states are deliberate attempts by  "mischievous crisis makers" to score "cheap gains".
In a statement by its National President, Engr. Daniel Kadzai, the group warned youths not to remain ignorant.


"Be more knowledgeable and aware of such machinations and avoid being used again, as tools for creating further crisis and pain in the country," it says.
Similarly, the Jama'atu Nasril Islam Plateau State Chapter has appealed to the Muslim Ummah and the general public in the State to shun acts capable of disrupting peace in the State.
A statement by its Director of Publicity, Sani Mudi says the events in Jos yesterday which caused panic around some parts of the metropolis, which were clearly in response to the unfortunate events in the South East, are unacceptable.
"JNI finds it   necessary and of utmost importance to remind us that we in Plateau state had just in the last few years emerged from a decade long ethno religious conflict which left us with unbearable socio economic and political consequences.
" The sad saga of disruption of peace and lawlessness in some parts of the country is not worth our response except in the exhibition of mature and civil way, trusting that appropriate authorities are capable of responding as the situation warrants," it says.
The Plateau Youth Council (PYC) Chairman, Fabong Jemchang has however warned that Plateau State is not a revenge ground for anyone harbouring any grievances.
Convener of the Plateau Youth G-17 Peace and Progressives Forum, Musa Bagos has therefore called on parents to properly guide their wards against destructive acts.
Tensions yesterday built in parts of Jos and PortHarcourt according to local media, in reaction to clashes involving the Nigerian military and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in South eastern Abia state.