The Department of State Services (DSS) has warned Nigerians to be extra vigilant at this period following plans by some criminal elements to carry out violent attacks on public places including key and vulnerable points.
According to the DSS, the planned dastardly acts are to be executed through the use of explosives, suicide bombing and other dangerous weapons with the aim creating fears among Nigerians and portraying the government as irresponsible.
In a statement signed by the DSS Public Relations Officer, Mr. Peter Afunanya, citizens are advised to provide adequate intelligence to law enforcement agencies should they sense any strange movements, or suspects any possibility of a planned sinister set up.
According to the statement, the DSS is collaborating with other sister agencies to ensure that adequate measures are put in place for the protection of lives and property.
The reads further “To further achieve this purpose, the Service has provided these emergency response numbers 08132222105 and 09030002189 for urgent contacts. It is also using this opportunity to unveil its interactive website www.dss.gov.ng for public communication support”.
Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of these platforms and similar ones provided by related agencies to timely reach and avail them (security agencies) of required information.
However, the Service advises those planning to cause chaos and damage to public peace to desist from such as it will stop at nothing to apprehend and bring them to justice.
While assuring citizens and residents of their safety during and after the festive periods, the DGSS, Alhaji YM. Bichi fwc, with his Management and Staff, wishes all, Happy Celebrations and a Prosperous 2021.