Police: Criminals plotting to attack churches, mosques in Lagos

Police: Criminals plotting to attack churches, mosques in Lagos

- Some criminals are reportedly planning to destroy lives and properties in Lagos state

- According to the police, the intelligence revealing this came from the federal capital territory, Abuja

- Meanwhile, the security agency said it is working to make the attack impossible

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In another heartbreaking news to Nigerians, the police in Lagos have raised an alarm over plot by criminal elements to wreak havoc in the state.

This was disclosed on Wednesday, December 23 by Hakeem Odumosu, commissioner of police in Lagos, The Cable reports.

According to him, the command has received intelligence on plot to attack churches and mosques during yuletide.

Police: Criminals plotting to attack churches, mosques in Lagos
Some criminals are reportedly planning to destroy lives and properties in Lagos state. Photo: @rrslagos767
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He said the intelligence came from Abuja and that the police force is already taking steps to ensure that the sinister plot is “nipped in the bud”.

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Going further, he added that the force has identified vulnerable areas in the state and made adequate deployment to forestall any attack.

Recall that Legit.ng had reported that in a scary revelation, the Department of State Services (DSS) 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.

Legit.ng also 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.

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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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