The Department of State Services (DSS) has issued a security alert in which it alleged that some persons are planning to bomb Nigeria during the Christmas and new year celebrations.
The DSS in a statement on Tuesday by its spokesperson, Peter Afunanya said they are planning to bomb selected places and create a sense of insecurity in the country.
It, therefore, called on citizens to be extra vigilant and report suspected cases or persons to the nearest security post for further action.
The secret police also warned those planning the criminal acts to desist as it was ready in collaboration with other security agencies in the country to prevent them from carrying out their nefarious plans.
The full statement reads: “The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to inform the public about plans by some criminal elements to carry out violent attacks on public places including key and vulnerable points during the yuletide seasons.”
“The planned dastardly acts are to be executed through the use of explosives, suicide bombing and other dangerous weapons.”
“The objective is to create a general sense of fear among the people and subsequently undermine the Government.”
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 www.dss.gov.ng 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.”
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has revealed why terrorists are targetting schools in the Northeast and Northwest of the country.
Mohammed disclosed this while speaking at a Special Forum of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday.
He claimed that students are being abducted to embarrass the Muhammadu Buhari-led government and inflict damage on the credibility of Nigeria.