The Department of State Services (DSS) has warned Nigerians of possible terror attacks during the Eid-el Fitr celebrations across the country.
The DSS issued the warning to Nigerians in a statement by its spokesman, Mr Tony Opuiyo on Friday in Abuja.
Mr Opuiyo said that the DSS has received intelligence reports indicating plots by extremists to attack select locations across the country.
Mr Opuiyo also confirmed that the DSS had received intelligence suggesting possible terror attacks by militants on selected locations across Nigeria.
He said some locations of interest that could be targeted include parks, and places where there are large congregations of worshipers.
The DSS cautioned the general public to be wary of suspicious packages and persons within their communities ahead of and during the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations.
DSS Warns Of Possible Terror Attacks
The DSS spokesman affirmed the agency’s commitment to adopting strategies aimed at ensuring the security and safety of all law-abiding residents and citizens.
He advised members of the public to be security conscious and report suspicious persons or activities to relevant security operatives.
In the statement, signed by Mr. Tony Opuiyo, the DSS also announced the arrest of 14 suspected kidnappers, two members of the Niger Delta Avengers and other criminals across the country.
According to the DSS, on June 7th, 2016, one Kabiru Shuaibu, alleged ring leader of a kidnap gang running wild in the Northern part of the country, was arrested along with three accomplices on Murtala Muhammed Bridge, along Lokoja-Abuja Highway in Lokoja, Kogi State.
The suspects were caught with a locally-made pistol, seven cartridges, 14 mobile phones and N615,000 cash.
The agency also highlighted the arrest of a group of suspected kidnappers in June among other criminal gangs that were nabbed.