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DSS wary of festive season attacks on Abuja

07 December 2015, 08:44

Abuja - The Department of State Services (DSS) has urged residents in Abuja to be ever alert this festive season amid rising threats of terror attacks.

Tony Opuiyo, DSS spokesperson, said preliminary investigations reveal that Boko Hara suspects and others still at large might have adopted their respective trades as plausible covers to infiltrate the city and its environs in their bid to conduct successful surveillance and map out soft targets for the sect’s attacks.

The DSS’ operations are, therefore, aimed at preempting any attacks by the terrorist elements against the backdrop of the upcoming festive period and beyond, Opuiyo said.

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“It is in this regard that the Service wishes to advise residents and all law abiding Nigerians to remain vigilant especially at this yuletide season and promptly report to security agencies any suspicious movements and persons in the FCT (Federal Capital Territory) and even other parts of the country,” said Opuiyo.

The DSS also assured the general public that it would continue to carry out its responsibility of ensuring peace and security in Abuja and beyond.

This past weekend, the organisation informed the general public that the Boko Haram terrorist group had continued to establish and operate sleeper cells whose (sole) mandates are to conduct surveillance and carry out subsequent attacks in the FCT.

“This disclosure has become necessary following the arrests of the sect’s members who migrated from various conflict theaters in the North East to the FCT in order to enable them capitalize on the excitement of the yuletide season to launch attacks in the city,” said Opuiyo.

- CAJ News


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