- DSS claims criminal elements are planning to bomb public places during this season
- As a result of this, the agency has called on Nigerians to be on the alert
- According to them, the masterminds plan to use a combination of explosives, bombings and other dangerous weapons
In a scary revelation, the Department of State Services (DSS) has claimed that there are plans by terrorists to bomb some places during Yuletide period.
DSS disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, December 22. It consequently called on all Nigerians to be on the alert, TheCable reports.
However, the agency says that it is taking steps to prevent attacks across the country.
Public Relations Officer of the DSS, Dr. Peter Afunanya who disclosed this however did not mention the target facilities.
He said those behind it planned to use a combination of explosives, bombings and other dangerous weapons to perpetuate the mayhem.
According to him, the reasons for the planned attack is to create a general sense of fear and undermine the government of Nigeria.
The statement read in part.
“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.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that DSS said that government and security agencies alone cannot tackle insecurity in the country without the support of the citizens, especially on intelligence gathering.
The director-general of the agency, Yusuf Bichi, made the comment on Saturday, December 12, in Abuja at an event.
According to the report, the DSS boss who was represented by the service spokesman, Peter Afunanya, urged Nigerians to support the security agencies to rid the country of all forms of criminality, rather than point accusing fingers at them.
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