Security Alert: DSS raises alarm over plots to bomb worship places during yuletide

The Department of State Services (DSS)

The Department of State Services (DSS) has raised an alarm over plots to bomb places of worship (churches and mosques) during the yuletide season.

According to the DSS, intelligence gathering reveals that the criminal elements were planning to also gruesomely attack public places using explosives, suicide bombing and other dangerous weapons.

Peter Afunaya, the spokesman of the DSS, who alerted Nigerians on Tuesday night said that the aim was to create a general sense of fear among people and subsequently undermine the government.

The statement reads below in parts;

“Against this backdrop, citizens are called upon to be extra vigilant and report strange movements and indeed, all suspicions around them to security and law enforcement agencies.

“On its part, the Service is collaborating with other sister agencies to ensure that adequate measures are put in place for protection of lives and property.

“To further achieve this purpose, the Service has provided these emergency response numbers 08132222105 and 09030002189 for urgent contacts.

“It is also using this opportunity to unveil its interactive website for public communication support.

“Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of these platforms and similar ones provided by related agencies to timely reach and avail them (security agencies) of required information.

“However, the Service advises those planning to cause chaos and damage to public peace to desist from such as it will stop at nothing to apprehend and bring them to justice.

“While assuring citizens and residents of their safety during and after the festive periods, the DGSS, Alhaji YM. Bichi fwc, with his Management and Staff, wishes all, Happy Celebrations and a Prosperous 2021.”

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