DSS alleges plot to bomb public places during Christmas


The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has uncovered plans by “some criminal elements” to carry out violent attacks in public places including key and vulnerable points during the yuletide season.

The secret police said in a statement on Tuesday by its spokesman Peter Afunanya that its findings reveal suicide bombing plot among others.

It said: “The planned dastardly acts are to be executed through the use of explosives, suicide bombing and other dangerous weapons.

“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.”

The DSS said it is collaborating with other sister agencies to ensure that adequate measures are put in place for protection of lives and property.

It also unveiled its website www.dss.gov.ng for public communication support.

“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,” the statement added.