The Department of State Services (DSS) has alerted Nigerians about possible plans by some criminal elements to carry out violent attacks on public places, including key and vulnerable points during the yuletide.
In a statement issued by DSS Spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, on Tuesday evening, the criminals planned to execute the attacks through the use of explosives, suicide bombing and other dangerous weapons.
The agency said that the objective was to create a general sense of fear among the people and subsequently undermine the government.
It advised citizens to be extra vigilant and report strange movements and all suspicions around them to security and law enforcement agencies.
It said that on its part, the service was collaborating with other sister agencies to ensure that adequate measures were put in place for the protection of lives and property.
“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,” the agency said.
“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,” it added.
However, the service warned those planning to cause chaos and damage to public peace to desist from such as it would stop at nothing to apprehend and bring them to justice.
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