DSS raises concern over plot to bomb places of worship, recreation centres during the Xmas

The Department of State Services (DSS) alerted Nigerians to the plot of “state enemies” to terrorise places of worship as well as recreation centres during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

The plan was said to be executed with the use of explosives, suicide bombings and other hazardous weapons.

However, the DSS spokesperson for the Service, Peter Afunanya, claimed in a statement on Tuesday that the security forces had taken steps to prevent such plans.

Afunanya said, “The Department of State Services wishes to warn the public about the plans of some criminal elements to carry out violent attacks on public places, particularly key and vulnerable points, during the Yuletide seasons.

“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.”

The DSS also called on Nigerians to remain extra vigilant and report suspicious movements to security and law enforcement agencies.

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