Reports about terrorists’ movements into Nigeria is fake news - DSS says

Reports about terrorists’ movements into Nigeria is fake news - DSS says

- Department of State Services (DSS) has dismissed reports making rounds about terrorists’ movements

- The report which was alleged to be issued from DSS also claims the terrorists hijacked and attacked luxury buses

- The service while describing the reports as fake news urges the public to disregard the information

A purported message by DSS making rounds on social media regarding the movement of terrorists into the FCT and other parts of the country has been refuted by the service.

Channels TV reports that the service in a statement by Dr. Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesman, also dismissed reports that luxury buses of three major transport companies were hijacked by suspects championing an ethnic agenda on the Lokoja-Okene Road.

It was gathered that the service explained that the alert reportedly issued by DSS regarding the arrival of Boko Haram and other terrorists has been in circulation since 2013.

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According to DSS, the message was created by mischief makers whose sole aim is to cause unrest.

Afunanya went on to note that some years back the reports concerning an alleged attack on the luxury buses conveying a particular ethnic group to their local base were first created.

Reports about terrorists’ movements into Nigeria is fake news - DSS

Reports about terrorists’ movements into Nigeria is fake news - DSS
Source: UGC

DSS has urged the general public to ignore the reports which it described as fake news.

Similarly, on Monday, January 20, the United Nations said some armed terrorists carried out an attack on an important aid facility housing its humanitarian workers in the northeast region of Nigeria.

Although no UN aid worker was injured or killed in the attack, a soldier and four of the terrorists died in the incident which the international agency described it as "extremely violent".

It was reported that the members of the terrorist group with several trucks fitted with machine guns had attacked Ngala community in Borno state.

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In a previous report by Legit.ng, gunmen suspected to be armed robbers opened fire on a luxurious bus conveying traders from Abuja to Lagos to buy goods on Sunday, February 2. The tragic attack took place around 5.47 pm when the bus was near Gada-Biyu village, along Abuja – Lokoja road.

The driver of the vehicle identified as Madu Francis explained that when he was driving along the highway, gunmen numbering over 30 suddenly appeared from the bush and opened fire on the bus from both directions.

Francis went on to note that he and three other passengers sustained bullets wounds from the attack.

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