Christmas: DSS lists worship centres, markets, others as susceptible to attacks

The Department of State Services, DSS, has raised an alarm over plots by criminal elements to destabilize Nigeria during the Yuletide season.

DSS said operators of worship centres, palaces, markets, schools, and public buildings should be watchful during the yuletide season.

Peter Afunaya, the spokesman of the secret police, disclosed this while addressing journalists in Abuja.

Afunaya warned persons plotting evil to destabilise Nigeria to desist or be dealt with.

He said these evil elements are capable of kidnapping, assassination, hijacking, and robbery.

According to Afunaya: “These individuals are susceptible to kidnapping, hijack, assassinations, armed robbery and political manipulations.

“The service, therefore, warns that those who are involved in this evil plot of destabilising the country should desist from such acts.

“It is common knowledge that criminal elements will heighten their inglorious activities before, during and after the festive periods.

“Therefore, religious and community leaders, hoteliers and operators of markets, parks, recreational and relaxation centres are to be on the alert and watch strange movements and activities around their facilities.

“Such facilities include places of worship, palaces, markets, schools and other public buildings.”

He charged operators of the places listed to promptly isolate and report suspected rogues to security agencies.

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