- Some criminal-minded individuals who have planned to attack some parts of Nigeria have been warned against such moves
- The warning was issued to these element by the spokesperson of the Department of State Services (DSS)
- According to the DSS, these suspected criminals plan on returning Nigeria to pre-2015 era to create fear among citizens
The Department of State Services (DSS) on Tuesday, April 26, warned the general public about plans by some criminal elements to launch Improvised Explosive Device attacks on some soft and hard targets across Nigeria.
A statement which was released by the DSS and sent to Legit.ng said that these suspected criminal elements plan to return the country to the pre-2015 era reminiscent of these attacks.
Signed by Peter Afunanya, the DSS spokesperson, the secret police said although there are already reported cases of such incidents in some areas, it has uncovered a ploy by suspected criminal gangs to forge an alliance among themselves.
Afunanya said these suspected criminals plan to launch further attacks on critical infrastructure and other frequented public places like worship and relaxation centres, especially during and after the holidays and festive celebrations.
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Creating fear among Nigerians
He noted that their objective is to achieve some self-serving interests as well as cause fear among the citizenry.
"The service, however, recalls its earlier warning that some groups and individuals were plotting to stoke violence in the country.
Following these, patrons, owners and managers of the aforementioned public places are advised to be wary of this development and implement basic security measures to deter the threats."
He further noted that the DSS is committed to the disruption of this trend and pattern of violent attacks as it will continue to partner with other security agencies to ensure that necessary drills are emplaced in order that public peace and order are not jeopardized.
"To this end, residents are enjoined to go about their lawful businesses and share, with security and law enforcement agencies, useful information on the activities of criminals.
Meanwhile, the DGSS, Alhaji Yusuf Magaji Bichi, fwc wishes all and sundry a hitch-free Workers’ Day and Sallah celebrations."
Security operatives reportedly clash during President Buhari’s visit to Kaduna
Clash of egos by security operatives have always resulted in fisticuffs in various public events in Nigeria.
Reports say the situation reared its ugly head again in Kaduna as President Muhammadu Buhari visited the state.
The president is visiting the northwest state on a two-day visit to commission projects initiated by the El-Rufai administration.
Security agencies raise alarm, allege plots to unsettle Northern Nigeria by desperate politicians
Security agencies had said that there are plans by some desperate politicians to cause havoc in northern Nigeria.
According to the agencies, the plan is to sponsor violent protests across the region to discredit the Buhari administration.
Four governors, a former governor from Sokoto and a prominent traditional ruler, were said to be part of the plot.