DSS Allays Fears Over Possible Terrorist Attack In Abuja
The Department of State Services (DSS) has asked Nigerians not to entertain fear over the possibility of a terrorist attack in Abuja.
Naija News reports that the DSS was reacting to a security alert issued by the United States Embassy in Abuja and the UK Embassy over a possible terrorist attack in the city this week.
In a statement on Sunday in Abuja, the US Embassy announced that it would offer reduced services until further notice and urged American citizens to avoid non-essential movements.
Also, in an advisory issued by its Embassy in Abuja, the United Kingdom advised its citizens in Nigeria to stay alert and consider their movements carefully.
Reacting in a statement on Sunday by its spokesman, Peter Afunanya, the DSS advised Abuja residents and visitors to remain alert and be vigilant following the warnings.
The Service, however, assured that it would work with other security agencies to maintain the peace and also asked that the citizens take necessary precautions.
The DSS called on Nigerians to assist security agencies with useful information regarding threats and suspicious criminal acts around them.
The statement reads, “The Department of State Services has received several enquiries relating to the security advisory issued by the US Embassy in Abuja, today, 23/10/22. The public may recall that the Service had variously issued similar warnings in the past.
“While advising that necessary precautions are taken by all and sundry, the populace is enjoined to remain alert and assist security agencies with useful information regarding threats and suspicious criminal acts around them.
“Meanwhile, the Service calls for calm as it works with other law enforcement agencies and stakeholders to maintain peace and order in and beyond Abuja.”